Appropriate provision and inclusion

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The Alternative Provision and Inclusion Service seek to improve the educational outcomes for vulnerable students aged 11-16 years. Working with secondary schools, we provide support and challenge schools to:

  • promote inclusion
  • reduce exclusion
  • quality assure Alternative Provision

Difficulties at school

Sometimes, students struggle to access education, due to behaviour or medical reasons. Cambridgeshire Education Inclusion Officers can provide support in this situation. They support the school to provide an educational offer to the student. This may be either:

  • in school strategies or interventions
  • commissioning of quality-assured Alternative Provision

Education Inclusion Officers work with you and the school to see what interventions may be suitable. For example - when a student is struggling with their behaviour, and the school has concerns their current strategies are not working.

Sometimes, a student’s behaviour continues to be very challenging, which means they may be at risk of permanent exclusion.

You can find out more on the Alternative Provision Education and Inclusion service page on the Cambridgeshire County Council website.

Cambridgeshire Medical Needs Policy

The Cambridgeshire Medical Needs Policy sets out how SEND Service 0-25 and the Alternative Provision (AP) and Inclusion Service along with Schools and Educational settings, working in partnership with healthcare and other professionals, can support a child with medical conditions, both physical and mental health, by adapting the curriculum and, when required, applying the Local Authority’s devolved funding to meet educational needs.

Related Pages

  1. SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)
  2. Education, Health and Care Plans


  1. Cambridgeshire Medical Needs Policy - October 2023

Related Services

  1. Pinpoint: Cambridgeshire Parent Carer Forum

External Links

  1. Alternative Provision Education and Inclusion service


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