Our research

Our research is the widely recognised as the most up to date report on the Alternate Provision sector and is also being used by the Department for Education, Government and practitioners alike.

Shortly after the Secretary of State signalled a new focus on exclusions and raising standards in Alternative Provision. Kiran was then called to give evidence at the Education Select Committee in the Alternative Provision Enquiry.

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β€œThe 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