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Alternative Education Framework

The 11 - 19 Partnership maintains a framework of alternative education providers for use by secondary schools in Darlington. The current catalogue of providers is shown below: 

Alternative Education Providers catalogue [pdf document] 

The catalogue provides details of the programmes on offer.  If schools require further details, they should contact the provider directly.

The framework is for use by schools where they are seeking alternative education for children and young people who are excluded from school or otherwise need to be educated outside of the school setting.

Providers can, at any time, apply to enter the framework by completing the form below and sending to [email protected].

Alternative Education Framework application form [pdf document] 

The Alternative Education Protocol [pdf document] provides further information about the application process. Please note being placed on the framework does not guarantee that any services will be commissioned by schools. Providers will be subject to the requirement of the the 11-19 Collaborative Protocols. Both parties are also required to have a service level agreement in place for each pupil placed.

Prospective Alternative Education Providers should be aware of the DFE's guidance on alternative provision and the requirements for the registration as an independent school [pdf document].

Any questions about the framework should be directed to Karen Williamson, Quality Manager Learning & Skills and Education Partnerships [email protected].

Vulnerable Pupil Panel

This Vulnerable Pupil Panel Protocol [pdf document] was agreed at the Vulnerable Pupil Panel (VPP) meeting on 16th October 2020.