APPG: School Exclusions and Alternative Provision: “What does quality look like in alternative provision?”

APPG: School Exclusions and Alternative Provision: “What does quality look like in alternative provision?”

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 09:00 - 10:00

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on School Exclusions and Alternative Provision is a group of 13 MPs and Peers set up to improve outcomes for vulnerable children by facilitating upstream working to reduce preventable exclusions and improve the quality of education for children excluded from school.

During this session, the APPG met with headteachers, a LA improvement partner and parent to discuss the first question of their inquiry: “What does quality look like in alternative provision?”. They explored the components of good quality AP and how the answer to this question varies dependent upon pupil needs.

Speakers

Andy Carter

Conservative MP for Warrington South (Chair)

Lord Storey

Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson in the Lords (Co-Chair)

Lord Knight of Weymouth

Labour life peer and former Minister of State for Schools and Learning (Vice Chair)

Sally-Ann Hart

Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye, Vice Chair of the APPG on SEND (Vice Chair)

Jonathan Gullis

Conservative MP for Stoke-on-Trent North and member of the Education Select Committee (Vice Chair)

Kim Johnson

Labour MP for Liverpool Riverside and member of the Education Committee: (Officer)

Miriam Cates

Conservative MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge (Officer)

Edward Timpson CBE

Conservative MP for Eddisbury, former Minister of State for Children and Families author of the Timpson Review (Member)

Rt Hon Rob Halfon

Conservative MP for Harlow and Chair of the Education Committee (Member)

Rob Butler

Conservative MP for Aylesbury and member of the Justice Committee (Member)

Baroness Morris of Yardley

Labour life peer, former Secretary of State for Education and Skills and member of Labour's Bright Future taskforce (Member)

Sarah Jones

Labour MP for Croydon Central and Shadow Minister of State for Police and the Fire Service (Member)

Lord Addington

Liberal Democrat hereditary peer (Member)

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