Our research

Our research is widely recognised as the most comprehensive and up to date report on the Alternate Provision sector. Click below to read the full report.

Shortly after it was published, the Secretary of State signalled a new focus on exclusions and raising standards in Alternative Provision. Kiran Gill was then called to give evidence at the Education Select Committee’s Alternative Provision Enquiry, and to contribute to a new Independent Review into School Exclusions.

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“The educational underperformance of children who are multiply vulnerable is a complex challenge. Yet this is also where stakes are highest, and where successful innovations can truly change lives.
— Edward Timpson, Former Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families
Action to address the quiet social apartheid of school exclusions is well overdue. The relationship between Pupil Referral Units and the criminal justice system has become symbiotic and the rise of exclusions is creating a pipeline of young people into our prison system. There is no fiscal or moral case to go on like this.
— David Lammy, Former Minister of for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Higher Education & Intellectual Property
This is an important report - demonstrating just how many pupils are excluded from mainstream school and how much work there is to do to provide better quality alternative provision. The authors have made recommendations to strengthen teaching and leadership in the AP sector, and policy-makers will want to look carefully at these promising proposals.
— David Laws – Executive Chairman – EPI