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Alternative Provision Directory

Page last updated: 29/08/2018

​A professional directory of alternative education for young people across Essex.

Important information to schools when considering using Alternative Providers

Please see the guidance 'Alternative Provision – Statutory guidance for local authorities – January 2013' for full details of what to look for in good alternative provision.

Unless the Alternative Provider is a registered school with a DfE number they are not able to offer full time or the majority of the education for more than 4 pupils and they are not able to offer full time or the majority of the education for any pupils who have an EHCP or statement of special educational needs or are in the care of the Local Authority. They are not able to take pupils on roll unless they have Independent School status and a DfE number.

If a student is not one of the categories that Alternative Providers cannot provide full time education for they could legally provide all of the education if they do not provide it for more than 3 other students of statutory school age. The student will remain on the school roll. This would be funded by the referring school if they choose to enter into such an arrangement.

If a student is in one of those exempt categories Alternative Providers could provide part of the education i.e. 2 days a week or a 6-12 week programme and reintegration back into school, these patterns of provision would keep them within the law. The student will still remain on the school roll, the school would then need to provide the rest of the education for the week or academic year and pay the fees, again if they choose to enter into such an arrangement.


PLEASE NOTE - Motorvations has closed


Essex LA staff have visited and reviewed self-assessment forms for a number of alternative education providers, a blank copy of this form can be found below. 

ECC monitoring Education Access.docx

These providers were initially recommended by schools and/or pupil referral units. This directory contains a brief outline of those providers, contact details and a link to their websites where further information and referral forms can be found. Commissioning schools remain responsible for the monitoring and tracking of progress of individual pupils, for confirming that the provision given is of good quality, value for money and meets the pupil's needs, they should also ensure that they check the indemnities, safeguarding and health and safety policies of any alternative providers they commission as ultimate responsibility remains with the home school.


Please note that most of the providers on the Essex Directory are now linked to the EVOLVE system and you can enter your risk assessments there and view their supporting documentation, any that you cannot find listed you can add them and ECC will chase them for the required information.

Please let providers know that you obtained their information from this directory.

If any schools knows of other providers who they feel could be added to this directory or they have information that could result in providers being removed from the directory please contact: Julie Keating

email address

Directory of Providers:

The AP Matrix spreadsheet below provides a summary of providers with contact names and telephone numbers, a printable version of the directory with all providers information, a list of courses and website information on each provider.

AP Matrix.xlsx 

BEP Alternative Education - Registered Independent school DfE No 311/6002

Registered Independent School DfE no 311/6002
Telephone: 01708 436 440
Fax: 01708 7660900
For 14 - 16 year old students:
Offer a full Foundation Learning Programme which includes functional skills, a vocational qualification and Personal, Social Development courses.
Foundation Learning programmes can offer progression to Further Education, work based learning and apprenticeships.
Through ‘BEP Training’ students are able to access a range of Entry Level (1, 2 & 3), Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications and awards, including:
•GCSE English Language (9-1)
•GCSE Maths (9-1)
•Functional Skills in English (EL1, EL2, EL3, L1, L2)
•Functional Skills in Maths (EL1, EL2, EL3, L1, L2)
•Functional Skills in ICT (EL1, EL2, EL3, L1, L2)
•ASDAN PSD Level 1 Award
•GCSE Art & Design 
•GCSE Home Economics: Child Development
•BTEC Health and Social Care L1 (Award, Certificate)
•BTEC Construction L1 (Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate, Diploma)
•BTEC Sport and Active Leisure L1 (Award)
Students also access life skills delivered through Humanities, Music and Employability sessions 

Catch 22 - Bespoke Services / Counselling Services

Contact Name          Glen Winterbourne                                                 

Contact Details / 07764 810732  
Bespoke Services -
Counselling Services -             
Catch22 (Essex) Chester House Chester Hall Lane Basildon Essex SS14 3BG                          
Status - Charity                                  

Bespoke Services

A range of bespoke, tailored interventions and support programmes available across Essex and East London. Find out what we're currently delivering and where - and get in touch to commission us:  Catch22 Bespoke Services

Catch22 has been developing and delivering a wide range of bespoke services for over 30 years. Services are commissioned by schools, academies, local authorities and partner organisations on a one-off or long-term basis, and are co-designed with commissioning organisations.

Delivery and costs are tailored to the specific needs and budget requirements of the commissioning organisation. Through this approach we are able to ensure that the cost for each service is a direct reflection of the work that will be needed to achieve the best outcomes for the children, young people and families we work with.

We are currently delivering the following bespoke services, which can be commissioned as standalone programmes, or combined as needed:

    Behaviour and Attendance Support

    Counselling and Therapeutic Support

    Family Support and Parent Liaison

    Peer Listening and Mentoring

    Mediation and Restorative Interventions

    Wishes and Feelings Work

    Half-Term Activity Programmes

    Assessment of Support Needs

    Group Work

    Peer Education

Behaviour and attendance support / Family and Parenting Support: Approx £3200 per term (@1 day per week x 14 weeks)  with up to six students/families // Spot purchase: £600 per student/family for up to eight support sessions
Peer education / Healthy Choices Programme:  £4000 (inc NCFE Level 1 Substance Misuse, Sexual Health with up to 15 Year 11 students, and Year 11 led workshops with year 9/10/11 groups re: healthy relationships and healthy choices)         
Clinical Supervision for Teaching and Pastoral Approx £60 per hour
(1:1, therapeutic and family support)                   
Counselling: Approx £3200 per term (@1 day per week x 14 weeks)           
Staffing Structure                           
Glen Winterbourne  Service Manager                 
Kathryn Parker         Bespoke Practitioner (1:1, accredited learning, peer education, therapeutic and family support) & Counsellor                                
Alex Flook                 Bespoke Practitioner (1:1 and family support)                           
Ann Lindsay             Bespoke Practitioner (1:1, therapeutic and family support)                
Chloe Bennington   Bespoke Practitioner (1:1, accredited learning / peer education)
Hannah Power         Counselling Service Coordinator                                                
Jane Swan                Counsellor                                                   
Yvonne Coombs      Counsellor                                                   
Sarah Jane Archer  Counsellor                                                   
Jessica Bevan          Administrator                                                           
Geographic areas covered - Essex, Southend, Thurrock, Barking and Dagenham                                                           
Age range     Any                                                    
Outline of provision offer    "Bespoke Services:
A range of bespoke, tailored interventions and support programmes available across Essex and East London, including targetted 1:1 support with children, young people and families focussed on behaviour, attendance, peer and family relationships (including intergenerational family mediation) conflict management, accredited and non-accredited learning, peer education and peer mentoring. Find out what we're currently delivering and where - and get in touch to commission us"                                                                   
"Counselling Services:
A variety of therapeutic interventions including counselling and clinical supervision available from BACP-registered counsellors for young children, young people, parents and professionals, either as individuals or in groups"                                                               
Referral Process                                                                 
Contact Glen Winterbourne in the first instance.  Programmes and costs will be discussed and agreed, after which Catch22 will send a signed SLA (with costs) to the commissioner to be signed and returned.  Once signed SLA is received, work will commence as agreed.                                                                     
Reporting Process                                                              
For individual spot purchases (behaviour/family support), through an initial agreement and end review meeting (attended by student, parent where appropriate, and school staff member or other relevant professional), the corresponding agreement/review document will be collated and shared with involved parties.  Agreement doc's will capture current concerns, strengths and targets.  Review doc's will capture what has been achieved, any ongoing concerns and a scale/score of progress by everyone involved.  Examples available on request.                                                               
Larger scale commissions (i.e 1 day per week termly) will include a termly report including numbers of students worked with, overall impact / outcomes, feedback, case study and summary (examples available on request).                                                                    
Counselling Services, in accordance with BACP guidelines, will collect anonymous emotional health and well being scaling data with students at the start and end of interventions, with reports detailing this progress, numbers of sessions attended/not attended and numbers of students worked with.  Also to include at least 1 case study and summary.  Examples available on request.  

Catten College

Main Office Tel/Fax:01206 366199

Hairdressing Office:01206 549325

Hair Salon:01206 560875​


This year only Catton College will be running Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering (City and Guilds 601/5909/1). It will be running on Mondays during term time


A private training company, based at the Arena Leisure Centre in Colchester. Established in 1983, a family-run business providing both private and funded NVQs in Business & Administration, Childcare, Care, Care Management, Customer Service, Hairdressing, Advice & Guidance, Health & Safety and Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools.

As part of the Hairdressing learning programme, there is a training salon in Colchester open to the public. Students carry out all services under the guidance and supervision of our experienced hairdressing assessors​

Challenger Troop CIC


Challenger troop is a Community Interest Company that provides military ethos programmes for pupils aged 7 to 19. Programmes are designed to engage pupils to fulfil their academic potential. This is achieved by developing each individuals personal learning and employability skills to help them become confident individuals, effective communicators in class, successful learners and responsible citizens. Pupils work with ex-military service personnel in groups of no more than ten at a variety of military venues.​

Chiltern Music Therapy

Contact Name          Emily White                                         
Contact Details
Telephone:    07805 465650                                                         
Status:            Community Interest Company      
Examples of costs    Full Day Service                  £250.00          7 hours
                                    Half Day Service                  £135.00          3.5 hours
Group Sessions                   £70.00            1 hour
Staffing Structure                           
Managing Director   Rosie Axon                                                  
Clinical Services Director   Rebecca Atkinson                                                  
Geographic areas covered Essex, London, Bucks, Oxford, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Lancashire, Kent, Hertfordshire                                                 
Age range     0-99                                                   
Music Therapy offers both functional and psychological support to children and young people of any age, helping to develop learning skills and improve emotional well-being. Early meaningful therapeutic intervention can help support the young person at risk of exclusion, assisting management of challenging behaviours and providing a forum to work on a range of areas, including emotional needs. It can also help support education goals. Music Therapy can be provided in any setting, allowing the young person’s needs to be met where they are, as well as moving with the young person to support transitions.
Music can express emotion in a way that words cannot, which can be a life-line where someone has difficulty expressing themselves verbally. For those who don’t want to access traditional talking therapies, Music Therapy can be an engaging and less-formal method of dealing with particular difficulties or emotions, making it accessible to everyone, regardless of communication skills.  The physiological and emotional responses to music, combined with a supportive, therapeutic input, can be used to meet the needs of those a wide variety of issues including:
• Emotional difficulties and those who have suffered trauma or bereavement
• Behavioural difficulties, including students at risk of exclusion
• Child and adolescent mental health difficulties, including depression, eating disorders or self-harm
• Learning Disabilities, including children with ASD and Asperger Syndrome
• Children with additional needs for speech, communication, motor skills, visual or hearing impairments or those with ADHD
Music Therapy can be provided 1:1 or as a group. A service provided by Chiltern Music Therapy costs £135 for a half day and £250 for a full day. This can be a mixture of 1:1 and group sessions. Costings can also be provided for single sessions and groups. Music Therapy can be an effective way to work with education providers to help develop confidence in the young person alongside increasing engagement in educational work, whilst receiving much-needed emotional and psychological support.
Outline of provision offer                                                                        
"We provide full and half day Music Therapy services in pre-school settings, mainstream schools, ARP’s, SEN schools and pupil referral units. Within these services we offer weekly one to one, small group and larger group sessions and staff training. Music Therapy offers both functional and psychological support to a wide range of children and young people, helping to develop learning skills and improve emotional well-being. We support students with a variety of needs including those with:
• Learning Disabilities, including children with ASD and Asperger Syndrome • Emotional difficulties and those who have suffered trauma or bereavement • Behavioural difficulties, including students at risk of exclusion •  Children on the Child Protection Register and looked after children • Child and adolescent mental health difficulties, including depression,   eating disorders or self-harm • Social difficulties, including those who are socially isolated or victims of bullying • Children with additional needs for speech, communication, motor skills, visual or hearing impairments or those with ADHD"                                                                     
Referral Process                                                               
Referral for Music therapy can be through school professionals such as LSA's, teachers, SENCO's, or Deputy and Headteachers. Other health professionals can refer as well as parents, carers or relatives and clients can also self refer.                                                                 
Reporting Process                                                                       
All Music Therapy referrals initial undergo an 6 week assessment, after which a full assessment report is provided for the parent or carer, school and other health professionals. Progress reports are also provided for pupils at stages of Annual Review or EHC revision meetings. Schools receive annual summary reports of the Music Therapy provision, which includes statistical data from the services throughout the year, as well as Return on Investment data, and up to date Ofsted guidance about SEN, and EBD support services which tie in with Music Therapy.



Circles Farm: based upon 75 acres of farm and woodland the circles team re-engage young people in learning, primarily focusing on building self-esteem and confidence through accredited vocational training and team work. Learners work towards a Level 1 BTEC in Work Skills (Employ-ability Skills) whilst also developing literacy & numeracy skills that have been embedded into circles everyday life. Staff are qualified in their vocation/industry and all have the relevant safeguarding, first aid and positive handling training to support the needs of challenging young people.
Circles Salon; working in a mock salon environment with experienced industry professionals we deliver practical workshops to engage and train young people in a Hair & Beauty BTEC. Staff are qualified in their vocation/industry and all have the relevant safeguarding, first aid and positive handling training to support the needs of challenging young people.
Circles Sport: focusing upon team based sports, staff deliver theory & practical lessons working towards a Level 1 BTEC in Sport & Active Leisure.
Staff are qualified in their vocation/industry and all have the relevant safeguarding, first aid and positive handling training to support the needs of challenging young people.
Circles Trades: a multi trades BTEC qualification encompassing bricklaying, joinery, electrics, plumbing, tiling, health & safety and much more. Delivered in a workshop environment, students work with industry professionals to develop the necessary skills and understanding of the construction sector to continue on to an apprenticeship, further training or employment.
Circles Study: focused on functional skills, our qualified teaching staff deliver engaging lessons in both English & Maths, preparing learners for assessments ranging from entry level to level 2. GCSE support and tuition is also available upon request.
Circles Early Years Intervention: focused on those at risk of exclusion from a Junior or Primary provision, we help support the variety of needs of those in younger year settings. Different programmes have been developed to help support the range of needs. For example, our transition programme aims to bridge the gap between the expected/appropriate behaviour from junior to senior school.
Who the service provides for; Learners aged 8-18 years
Operational Locations: Essex
Phone Number: Farm & Trades 01277 280396 / Salon, Sport & Study 01268 727759


Contact name - Josh Drake
Contact details –
Website –
Examples of costs-
SLA for a full academic year
1-3 learners  £67 per day
4-6 learners  £65 per day
7 and over    £60 per day
SLA for rolling contracts per term
£80 per day
We specialize in providing alternative education for 14-16 year old students from secondary schools, post 16 training for school leavers that are not ready for mainstream college environment or just prefer the smaller, friendlier atmosphere. CTP has been specially set up to assist those students who would find the normal learning environment a challenge, or those who find the hands on approach to learning much more beneficial.
CTP offer a range of level 1 City & guilds courses in Bricklaying, Carpentry, Paint & Decorating and Motor Vehicle. In addition to this we also offer level 1 progress 8 qualifications in construction and motor vehicle for students starting in year 9 or 10.
We offer level one Gateway qualifications in the hair and beauty sector, this qualification ranges from award to diploma.
We also deliver functional skills classes from entry 3 to level 2, GCSE Math’s and English. 

Easton & Otley College - DfE No 926/138670

Ipswich- 01473 785543


Aimed at students on Key Stage 4 learning programmes, these courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

The College offers new opportunities for students to try different types of courses and other career options. The College has new teaching facilities, lots of natural space and new resources offering a variety of hands-on experience.​

Essex Youth Service
Telephone - 03330 139557 
Essex Youth Service Raising Attainment Team uses Youth Workers and youth work methods to deliver a range of educational programmes.
We work with Year 6’s to Year 11’s. to deliver a variety of programmes that meet school needs.
Outcomes are based on the curriculum programmes and include confidence building, accreditations, increased awareness of a variety of issues, personal and social development and life skills.
We are able to deliver:
           Two day complementary education programmes
           Prevention work
           1-1 support
           One off  workshops or short programmes delivery covering topics such as Managing Emotions and Healthy Relationships etc
           Bespoke programmes which are responsive to the needs of the individuals or school
           Transitional support for year 6 / 7 and post 16
Our costs depend on the project, ranging from £150 for half day workshops to £4,800 for a 2 day per week complementary education placement for an academic year.
For more information and to make referrals on or contact Melissa Brooker on 03330 139557 or email
Essex Youth Service is an informal education, social and personal development service targeted at the most vulnerable young people from those communities that need our support the most. The service works together with a number of organisations to help young people. Youth workers have the skills, knowledge and significant experience to work in schools and other educational establishments. The main aim of this work is to successfully re-engage young people in positive learning experiences and to enable them to take responsibility for their learning and boundaries.

Essex Youthbuild

Contact Name          Jane Cosh                                                   
Contact Details         Manager                    Website                                                                     
Address         6 Grafton Place,Montrose Road                                                   
                        Chelmsford, CM2 6TG                                                       
Status ( i.e. Charity/Sole Trader)   Charity          
Staffing Structure                                                               
2 Administrators                                                                  
4 Instructors             
For 14-19 year olds in Essex
Prices start at £68 per day
Essex Youthbuild offers very practical, hands-on training in construction skills leading to City & Guilds’ Level 1 qualifications (Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma) in brickwork, carpentry and maintenance (wall tiling, floor tiling, plumbing, painting, guttering and plastering).  Courses are roll-on/roll-off so young people can join at any time providing there is a space.  Students can mix and match units from different disciplines and make up their own qualification from the modules on offer.
We work with small groups of young people (typically no more than six in one area) and each student receives one-to-one tuition and works at their own pace, on their own projects and modules.  We also provide training in first aid, working at height awareness, and health and safety.  For those who turn 16 whilst with us, there is an opportunity to prepare for the CITB Health & Safety Test and we will provide them with a CSCS card if they pass the test and gain the health and safety qualification.  English and maths functional skills tuition is available on certain days of the week leading to qualifications from Entry Level 3 to Level 2.
Over the years, we have had many students referred to us who have been considered unlikely to achieve many or any qualifications who have gone on to succeed and achieve a City & Guilds’ Certificate through the practical assessment of their skills and knowledge.
We are an approved Centre for both City & Guilds and Gateway Qualifications, with direct claim status.  We have our own Internal Quality Assurer and receive external quality assurance visits from both Gateway and City & Guilds annually.
We help young people with applications for apprenticeships and college and in 2017, 70% of our Year 11s went on to college to continue their studies.  Students completing the course leave with a portfolio of evidence and a CV.
We are happy to work with other providers to ensure that the young person’s curriculum needs are met, including putting our training room at the disposal of other professionals working with our young people.
Work Experience: Increasingly, we are involving our young people in work experience projects and aim continue to send teams of young people with their instructors out into the community to complete real-life projects.  Such a project recently involved the fitting and tiling of a kitchen for a newly constructed Scouts hut.  Work experience has been hugely beneficial to our young people’s confidence and a great thing to put on their CV.
Referral Process                                                                  
A referral form is available to download from our website or on application to Essex Youthbuild.    

Fleet Tutors

Contact Name          Henna Bhatti           
Contact Details         07973 867 460 or 0208 994 1263            
251/253 Chiswick High Road
W4 4PU
Examples of costs    Alternative Provision weekly charge rate example:
10 hours/week = £715
15 hours/week = £895
20 hours/week = £1100
25 hours/week = £1200                 
Status ( i.e. Charity/Sole Trader)   Private Limited Company              
Staffing Structure   
Head office of 30 staff
Tutors across the country – around 3,000 registered tutors
All tutors are enhanced DBS checked    Safeguarding trained
All tutors must read and sign our Safeguarding Policy and receive safeguarding training
Geographic areas covered Nationwide   
Age range     KS1 – KS5
Outline of provision offer
Fleet Tutors has a specialist Alternative Provision department dedicated to providing intensive one to one programmes for those learners who are not in mainstream education. The types of needs and difficulties of the young people we work with in this provision include:
           EHCP SEN
           SEMH Diagnosis
           Medical Needs
           New arrivals in the UK
           Children Looked After
All aspects of our Alternative Provision programmes support learners to:
           Achieve their academic potential
           Re-integrate successfully back into a group educational provision most suited to their needs
The management team support carers’ learners in doing this in the shortest time possible so that as soon as appropriate, the learner has had a positive educational experience which has allowed them the opportunity to progress enough to return to the best provision for the learner.
Referral Process      Referral form to be completed and sent to Henna at Fleet Tutors
Reporting Process   For Alternative Provision, weekly reports are sent. These outline attendance, progress and engagement. Sample report outline attached               
Schools currently buying the provision                          
Thurrock Virtual School     
Mayflower School     

Forest School for all

Contact Name          Jeanette Alexander                                                
Contact Details         7788529505              Website
Address         32 Button Road, Grays, Essex RM17 5HE                                                         
Examples of costs - both sessions include all resources and insurance     
-           £50 p.p  full day        9-3 p.m. includes hot lunch          
-           £18 p.p. two hour sessions on school site         
Status -          Sole Trader               .                      
Staffing Structure                                       
Jeanette Alexander Lead Practioner                               
Spencer Cole           Assistant                                                       
Chris Savage            Assistant                                                       
(staff depending upon ratios required for young people)                                                                    
Geographic areas covered Thurrock/Brentwood and Essex for on school sites                                                     
Age range     all ages                                                         
Forest School is an inspirational child-led process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hand-on practical learning experiences in a woodland setting.   This means that group work and 1:1 work can have a major impact on pupils, giving them time and space to learn about themselves and their place in society and their community.    These sessions can be for any duration either a shorter 2 hour sessions or full days, either for whole classes or for targeted preventative primary provision.
                 To encourage curiosity and problem solving, including risk assessment
                 To encourage exploration and use of all the senses
                 To empower children in the natural environment
                 To increase cooperation with peers
                 To encourage spatial awareness and motor development
                 Reviewing and recognition of own achievements
Ideally Forest School is a long-term process of regular sessions.  A programme can be tailored to suit your schools needs including direct curriculum emphasis.  A scheme of work would be produced ideally between 6 and 12 weeks to cover any topics that the school may be discovering.   This would also give the pupils the opportunity to gain other skills such as team building, independence, leadership and self-confidence.  Sessions can be undertaken on site or at one of sites across Essex.
Forest School sessions can be tailored to ALL age groups and abilities.  Typically a session for one instructor (4 students) is £30 per hour.
Outline of provision offer               
A full day or half day provision where the students will learn new outdoor skills, bushcraft, games and time to reflect on their daily lives. The opportunity for the young people to prepare and cook their own lunch.  Learn about the environment and how to care for it.  Led by experienced practitioners who will be able to provide a safe environment for the students to gain confidence and self-esteem.  We currently use a secure site in Purfleet where the young people will be given the space to explore and to find themselves.  It is also possible to provide Forest School sessions for nurturing groups and preventative primary provision on your school site where we can provide support and advice on how to set this up.  The scheme of work can mirror the curriculum and learning themes the school is following.                                                                                                    
Referral Process                                                                 
Completion of referral form                                                                       
Meeting between the school, student and family                                                         
Reporting Process                                                              
Daily report to school on attendance and behaviour                                                   
Positive calls home to family daily    

Future Gateways

Contact Name: Debbie Wilson/Julie Welham                        

Contact Details        

Debbie 07545 864660  /  

Julie 07557 734542  /    

Address: 80 Western Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4SS                     


Status - Charity                               

Staffing Structure                           

Julie Welham           Teaching& Learning Manager                

Debbie Wilson          Development Manager      


Geographic areas covered Essex                                    

Age range     13 - 18 years                                    


Future Gateways offer young people opportunities to achieve both academic and vocational qualifications. We are continuously looking to extend the curriculum to excite and inspire young people to make choices and achieve recognised worthwhile qualifications. We aim to combine qualifications and work experience to assist in their progression to either further education and training or work.                             

Testimonials received for this new provider are based on previous experience with another company.​     

Figure of Eight

Contact Names - Nick Sweeney and Simone Isaacs
Telephone- 01702 567078 and 07733 366533
415, Westborough
Road, Westcliff on Sea,
Essex. SS0 9TN
Status - Private Limited Staffing Structure
Staffing structure
Proprietor- Nick Sweeney
Headteacher- Simone Isaacs
Tutors- English Literature, Maths, English Language, Art, PHSE
outreach tutors- home tutoring and support workers
Geographic areas covered Southend/ Essex
Age range 11-16
An alternative education service that offers students a fresh and modern approach to learning, which in turn, maximises potential and builds confidence. They can offer core subject education in a welcoming centre, outreach tutoring in the home or community and also bespoke support packages for those young people in need of a multi faceted programme including education, vocational experiences and confidence building. They aim to work in partnership with local secondary schools, with the end goal being reintegration into a mainstream educational placement.
Referral process – schools and the LA can refer direct
Reporting process
Every session the teaching staff are required to report on behaviour, attitude to learning and willingness to learn.
Attendance is reported directly to the referring schools daily.
Schools currently buying the provision
Castle View                   
Seabrook College          
Southend Virtual School  
St Thomas Moore             
Futures Community College

Gateway FM


Basildon – 01268 833978


Gateway 97.8 is the local community radio station for the Basildon and East Thurrock areas of South Essex, providing news, sport and information to the local population, they offer opportunities for young people to improve in confidence by working as part of the radio production team and obtain a relevant qualification.

Award In Radio Production

Learn how to produce and edit programmes for radio.

Radio Production - Level 2

Turn theory into practice with this very ‘hands on’ course.

Extended Certificate In Radio Production - Level 2

This course provides you with a substantial portfolio of work and information in addition to demonstrating your ability to combine good practice with sound theory.


Entry Level 3 Award In Preparation For Event Volunteering

An entry level award to prepare volunteers for work at various events.

Level 2 Award In Volunteering

This course considers the various factors that must be taken into account by those managing events. Risk analysis, crowd control, health & safety, scheduling and coordinating team activities.

Havering College - DfE No 311/130444
Hornchurch – Schools Liaison 01708 462893
Julie Surridge
Havering College offers a range of courses and taster days on subjects and courses including: Hair & Beauty, Performing Arts, Engineering, Motor vehicle, Childcare, the taster days activities are free.​ Our vocational courses for 14-16 also include functional skills English and Maths.

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

Contact Name          Sarah Ferguson      

Contact Details         020 85003047         
Lambourne End Centre, Manor Road, Lambourne End, Essex, RM4 1NB.
Examples of costs    Regular programmes such as Hands On, Food for Thought and Transition are £75/person/day
Status: Charity                     
DBS Checked
Safeguarding trained
Geographic areas covered Essex and London 
Age range     Qualifications for age 13 and above.
Practical learning programmes for all ages.
Adventurous activities age 8 and above.
Outline of provision offer
Lambourne End offers a range of outdoor learning programmes to young people of all ages and abilities.  These can be short term interventions for individuals or groups or longer term programmes.  At KS2 and 3, our programmes offer young people the opportunity to experience the full range of adventurous activities, forest activities, gardening and animal care.  At KS 4 and 5, students can focus on one area and work towards qualifications at Levels 1, 2 or 3.
Referral process; Phone the centre on 020 85003047 to discuss a suitable package or arrange a visit.

LOOP (formerly Langham Oaks Outreach Provision

Helen English – Head
[Direct line: 07585 379759]
School Road
CO4 5PA &
Status: part of the SEAX Trust
Age range: support for Reception to post-16

LOOP is a specialist SEMH provider able to support schools and Local Authorities in successfully meeting the needs of pupils and young adults with (SEND) difficulties across Essex.  The service will work in liaison with schools and Local Authorities to both enhance the achievement of pupils and the ability of staff in educational settings to meet the needs of pupils in the most appropriate and flexible ways.


  Initial referral visit to school/agency: FREE
Pre-provision home visit (where applicable): £70 + mileage (at 45p p/m from Langham)
 Attendance at meetings/reviews: £70 per hour, per member of staff
For 1:1 support: £70 per hour (including mileage)
AQA Unit Award Scheme
Additional Provision
·         1:1 pupil tutoring
·         Specialist Teacher support
·         Whole school (bespoke) training
Who the service provides for
LOOP aims to provide a comprehensive EYFS to post-16 service which will support the LEA and colleagues in all types of schools
Contact LOOP via:
01206 271571 ext 228
Hours of operation
Tutoring 0900-1530
Office 0800-1700

Open Box Education - Independent School DfE No 881/6069

Contact:                                 Alison Dolan
                                                01992 577300
                                                Open Box Education Centre,
                                                Registered Independent School DfE No 881/6069
                                                St John’s Road,
                                                CM16 5DN.
Cost:                                       £200 per week
Area Covered:                      Epping Forest & Harlow
Age Range:                           14-16
Outline of Provision Offer - 2017-2018
Open Box Education Centre  offer between 20 and 25 hours a week of education to students and an offer that includes:
           A five day a week programme of between 4-5 hours of education a day for up to 20 students in Years 10 and 11, taught in groups of 4
           Dual roll until January of Year 11 and then removed from the referring school roll
           All exam costs and exam administration included
           Places available to students on an EHCP or LAC
The curriculum offer:
           Maths, English, Science, PSE up to GCSE level and ASDAN as core subjects, with a weekly fitness session and a daily SMSC focus
           Option subjects to include: Business Studies, ICT, Horticulture, Food Studies, Art & Design, Photography, PE, some up to GCSE level.
           Enrichment to include: optional one-to-one music tuition, personal gym training, sign language course, outdoor maintenance and gardening, indoor maintenance and DIY skills, driving theory, food hygiene certificate
           Emotional support through weekly professional counselling
           Careers support package and work experience options
Referral Process:
Referrals are accepted following completion of our referral form (available on our website) and an interview with student, parent & link referrer. Please contact for further details.
Reporting Process:
Half termly reports are issued to parents and students and are used to inform target setting at termly parent/student review meetings. These are shared with the referring agency. Attendance and punctuality are reported every week to the referrer and more frequently if requested.
Legal Status:
Company Limited by Guarantee

Rainbow Rural

Contact Name:         Carol Monk and Julie Collins                                                       

Contact Details:        01371 874803                      Website
Status:            Community Interest Company                  
Address:        Parkers Croft,          
Sallets Green, High Easter Road, CM6 1ND                                                     
Examples of costs    Club day          11 - 3           £25 per student , carers free                                              Group booking 11 - 3          £250 for up to 10 students
Staffing Structure                                                               
2 staff on payroll                                                                 
4 part time staff self employed                                                                  
Plus volunteers                                                                   
Geographic areas covered East Anglia                                                  
Age range     pre-school to adult                                                  
Outline of provision offer   
Organic family farm, lots of farm animals, wildlife and garden area.                         
The aim is to teach skills to abled, disabled and disadvantaged people of any age          
Referral Process                                                                 
Direct to Rainbow Rural from schools, colleges and individuals                              
Reporting Process                                                              
As required by individual users                                                               
Schools currently buying the provision                                                              
Edith Borthwick                                           
Chelmsford College                                                           
St Elizabeth Centre



Wickford - 01268 728076

Colchester – 01206 615590


The Rallysport Engineering Academy is an alternative education provision, specialising in the teaching of motor vehicle mechanics, to learners, from all backgrounds. They have been specifically set up to assist those students who would find the normal learning environment a challenge, or to those who find the hands on approach to learning more beneficial. Students can join any time during the academic year and start working towards completing a level one qualification.

Randstad Education

Contact Name          Carla Ryan

01245 260100
2nd Floor Ford House, 31-34 Railway St, Chelmsford, ESSEX, CM1 1QS
Geographic areas covered Essex
Age range     3-18
Outline of provision offer
1:1 support Teachers                     
Schools currently buying the provision              
Brinkley Grove         
Oakfield Primary    
Walton-on-the-Naze Primary   

Red Balloon Air

Contact: Phil White, Provision Manager for Essex

Phone: 07913 842186
Red Balloon of the Air (RBAir) provides an innovative, blended online and face-to-face academic and therapeutic programme for students aged 9-18.  The common factors for our students are trauma and difficulty attending school, often rooted in bullying, anxiety or mental health issues, illness or a variety of other causes.  Our provision comprises three interwoven strands of Education, Wellbeing and Community, with the aim of students’ overall recovery, reintegration and successful transition to the next stage of their lives.
Students admitted will have expressed a desire to be at Red Balloon and make progress. They commit to behaving with respect and consideration.
All RBAir students in Essex receive:
      a bespoke timetable.
      live on-line sessions with teachers, therapists and mentors.
      initial 1:1 sessions that generally develop into pair and small group learning.
      visits by a mentor.
      community visits, enrichment and group sessions based at our ‘Satellite Centre’ in a rural village setting.
      Maths, English, ICT, Science, ASDAN, work experience and further learning/engagement opportunities as appropriate depending on identified needs.
      a computer, along with induction and support provided by RBAir.
      support with transition back to school or to college.
RBAir students:
·         focus on recovery, re-engagement with learning and ultimately reintegration into an appropriate mainstream school/college or training setting. A mentor supports this process and liaises with relevant professionals (e.g. at the commissioning school).
·         often work towards GCSEs and/or other appropriate qualifications(timescale depending on situation).
·         can take exams at a Red Balloon of the Air or other registered exam centre.



Please contact the office below on 01621 888 or or Richard Titchener Skipper and Executive Officer on 07895 063838 or to discuss your requirements.

SEA-CHANGE SAILING TRUST   DofE Approved Activity Provider, RYA Training & Sailability Foundation Centre, ASTO member


Sea-Change Sailing Trust

Downs Road Boatyard





01621 840982


Sea-Change Projects Ltd. A not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, registered in England no. 6163852 Charity no. 1125958


The Sea-Change Sailing Trust, based at Maldon, offers those working with hard-to-reach young people an opportunity to engage them in shared positive activity living and working together aboard a large traditional sailing vessel. This challenging, yet safe, environment provides structure and boundaries that make sense to everyday life. In a group totalling up to twelve and accompanied by support staff who understand their needs, they work watches so as to play a full part in the running of the ship on deck as well as domestic tasks. It is a week in the natural world where people who struggle in a normal classroom situation learn through activity, and gives staff the chance to review what people can achieve. For students needing high ratio support or individual attention, we can tailor a residential package for small numbers.


We also welcome students over 14 years from accompanied trips, whose needs we understand, to return independently in our Youth Sailing Scheme during school holidays, and we will discuss referrals with benefit/risk assessments for new people.​

South Essex College - DfE No 882/130672


01268 461604


South Essex College offers a School Programme to 14-16 year olds covering a variety of vocational courses throughout the academic year. Our programmes have practical elements providing a taste of industry and offer students valuable life skills. All our courses aid with progression to Post-16 education.
14-16 Transition Pathways programmes aim to:
·            to enhance student's self-belief through teambuilding activities
·            to promote active collaborative learning that fosters relationships
·            to provide an educational experience that is challenging and enriching
·            to offer an environment where students feel accepted and affirmed

TUTE Education

Early interventions from Tute

Tute Education is a BETT award-winning service, associated with pupil premium (PP) award-winning schools. The impact of our interventions has been praised by OfSTED as an effective use of PP funding, the Welsh Government have published their recommendation of our interventions to support pupils entitled to the pupil deprivation grant.
Tute delivers the additional capacity required in schools to further personalise curriculum delivery. Pupils who are becoming disengaged or would benefit from additional support to help close gaps in attainment, can benefit from the support delivered by our small group learning online. Tute’s research based interventions and proven pedagogy can empower schools to offer a more inclusive learning environment and to overcome some of the barriers to learning faced by vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.
By enabling schools to avoid the need to send pupils off-site to receive alternative provision, Tute can also help to keep costs down:
Tute Go!
Our Tute Go! programmes deliver short sequences of lessons that focus on catch-up and intervention, enrichment and revision from Yr7 – Yr11. Lessons cost £90 each but can be shared by up to 12 learners, therefore reducing the cost to just £7.50 per pupil.
Tute on Demand
Day-to-day inclusion needs can be hard to predict. The ability to intervene quickly and remove a pupil from class can de-escalate a problem, prevent wider disruption and enable individuals to recover before they lose their focus on learning. Lessons can be booked in Tute’s on-demand timetable at an hours’ notice at a cost of £10 per seat for Yr7-Yr11.
Tute at Home
Originally established to enable parents to purchase home tuition at an affordable cost, Tute at Home has become popular with schools using PP to extend their school day for vulnerable learners. The additional support provided by our after-school lessons can enhance and consolidate learning delivered in school at a cost of £10 per seat from Yr7 – Yr11. Secure, locked devices to access education from home can also be provided.
Virtual School
For students on fixed-term exclusion or placed in internal inclusion centres, Tute’s Virtual School provides daily access to lessons with our qualified teachers. Our fixed timetable offers a choice of differentiated programmes that can help support code B attendance for pupils learning off-site and help avoid resorting to permanent exclusion. Seats cost £11 each for KS2, KS3 and KS4.
Functional Skills
Our fixed timetable of functional skills Courses in English and maths can help schools broaden their curriculum offering for students needing an alternative to GCSEs. The annual cost of a seat in a Tute Course is £995.
Concentrated Courses
Yr11 can be a stressful time for students. Those in need of a final chance to make up for time lost to absence from school and achieve essential GCSE qualifications can join our Concentrated Courses in English, maths and science. These intense Courses squeeze our standard 2yr GCSEs into one year of study. Seats cost £1,990.                           
Tute is the leading provider of small group, online teaching to schools, having supported over 250,000 pupils and hundreds of schools in its first two years of operation alone. We are commissioned directly by the DfE, have received positive recognition from OfSTED, are associated with Pupil Premium award winning schools and are recommended by the Welsh Government. We deliver live and interactive lessons online. Our lessons are not pre-recorded, they are delivered in real time by experienced UK qualified teachers.
Contact Name          Kate McCombe                    
Contact Details:  
Unit 3, Cheseney Court, Wrexham Technology Park, Wrexham LL13 7YP            
Status - Limited company                                      
Staffing Structure                                                   
Sean Gardner           CEO                                      
Vanessa Brown       Director of Teaching & Learning                                      
James Fawcett         Financial Director                                       
Rachel Devine         Head of Curriculum                                    
Kate McCombe         Head of Alternative Provision                                           
Bev Griffiths              Head of English                                          
Katy Johnson           Head of Science                                         
Llifon Williams          Head of Maths                                             
Dedicated tech support team                                                        
Admin team                                                  
Geographic areas covered UK                                         
Age range     KS2 - KS5                                        
Tute work with schools, academies, PRUs, virtual schools, charities, hospital and outreach services and others with an interest in improving education outcomes for vulnerable or disadvantaged groups.                                                      
The Virtual School provides access to a pre-set differentiated core subject timetable and with a minimum commitment of one student and one subject for just half a term, offers an immediate inclusion solution at KS3 and KS4.
Individual referrals can also be made to our pre-set GCSE groups. Courses commence in September and can be joined throughout the year.
For those requiring solutions for groups rather than individuals our GCSE courses and bespoke programmes can be commissioned to blend with your existing school timetable.
SaaS subscription plans place schools in control of their own customised learning cloud. A selection of plans offer various levels of service from intervention and enrichment to your very own virtual school."                                                           
Referral Process                                                     
Tute can be contacted via the website or by calling: 0844 870 7651 A member of the Tute team will then discuss your needs with you in detail. Tute are available to visit and demonstrate available provision and work closely with those who commission services to ensure they clearly understand the purpose of intervention and the desired outcomes are made clear. To engage with lessons, students just need access to a computer with broadband connection and a headset and a simple IT check will be scheduled by the tech team in advance of lessons commencing to make sure everything runs smoothly.                                                           
Reporting Process                                                  
Reports are generated as standard at the end of each lesson, information about progress and attainment is given further context by observations of social, emotional and behavioural responses. More fulsome reporting is delivered at the end of each half-term period. Detailed case studies of the impact and outcomes of Tute working partnerships can also be produced. Pre and post assessment is also available upon request for commissioned courses.   

TLG Chelmsford 881/6066 and TENDRING 881/6070- Independent Schools

Daniel Lawrence - Chelmsford  - 01245 358855
Ben Pratt - Tendring - 01255 679585
TLG Chelmsford, Life Church, Hall Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0HG
DfE 881/6066 
TLG Tendring, Frinton Free Church, Connaught Avenue, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex,CO13 9PW
DfE 881/6070
Examples of costs               
Daily Rate (Full)       £104
90%                £94
80%                £83
75%                £78
TLG Chelmsford and Tendring are registered independent schools inspected by Ofsted under the common inspection framework.  We aim to focus on the needs of those who are struggling in school.  We engage young people on pathways to learning, addressing the individual, social and emotional learning needs of young people, whilst also developing self-esteem.  We have a nurturing environment where we offer one-to-one personal development sessions; a school timetable with a range of subjects and enrichment activities. 
At TLG Chelmsford we deliver Reset, TLG’s tailor-made programme.  The Reset programme is specifically designed to help students reflect on past examples, consider alternatives and be empowered to act on what they have learnt and reset.  The programme also challenges and helps to modify difficult behaviour, teaching young people to make appropriate choices. 
Reset is a programme offered to KS3 and KS4 students as a form of early intervention where students have exhausted their opportunities in a school, but before any external move has taken place such as a managed move or short term placement at a PRU.  The purpose of students’ time with us is to give the student a break from the mainstream environment and give the school a chance to look at appropriate strategies for their return.  During students time with us the focus is to identify issues that cause conflict both at school and at home, work on emotional literacy and developing coping strategies to manage their behaviour.
Age range     Year 7 - 11                                                    
Outline of provision offer               
TLG Chelmsford offer flexible programmes of study for KS3 and KS4 pupils.  These range from short, one term focused placements designed for KS3 reintegration back into mainstream to longer full time placements leading to nationally recognised qualifications. As part of a national network of independent schools we focus on the core elements of the national curriculum with English and maths lessons taught each day. The number of days a pupil attends and their curriculum offer can be tailored to suit the needs of the individual and the school.                                                             
TLG Tendring is owned and operated by Frinton Free Church
TLG Tendring is run is run as a partnership between Frinton Free Church and TLG The Education Charity, focusing on the needs of those who are struggling in school. It is one of a growing national network of schools supported by TLG
Our priority is to offer significant qualifications and life skills that can help bring about real change, equipping young people to re-engage in education.
Our core curriculum includes a clear focus on English, maths, ICT and personal, social development learning, which are accredited through Functional Skills and AIM Awards PSD, Employability and Vocational Pathway qualifications.
The KS3 Reset model is a form of early intervention which gives the pupil a break from the mainstream environment and gives the school a chance to look at appropriate strategies for their return.  During the term with us the focus is to identify issues that cause conflict both at school and at home, work on emotional literacy and developing coping strategies to manage their behaviour.
All TLG Centres are working towards offering GCSE’s in English and Maths.
Single subject GCSE’s and BTECs are already part of the extended curriculum in some TLG Centres.
Along with non-accredited programmes such as TLG’s Life Leadership programme, music, media, sport and art, we are able to offer a broad curriculum that can be tailored to individual needs and interests.
Referral Process                                                                 
Referrals can be made directly to the school by individual schools or by groups of schools working together.  The shortest placement is for a term.  A referring school is expected to pay for a terms placement but there is flexibility to swap pupils if the placement breaks down for any reason                                                               
Reporting Process                                                              
Referring schools receive automatic attendance data for their pupils each morning via email. Weekly contact with the family and referring school via email and telephone to update on progress. Referring schools receive a copy of the ILP and baseline data during the first 2 weeks of a programme that includes targets for the pupil during their time at TLG.  The referring school and parents get a formal report each term to update them on progress against their targets and academic progress in the core curriculum. Both parents and referrers can request weekly behaviour reports via our electronic system.

Wellies-on (Butterfly Lodge)

email : Managing Director Ellie Goff

Centre Manager: Emma Lowery


 Colchester 01206 735453


We are a 40 acre care farm based in Abberton just outside of Colchester in the heart of the Essex countryside.  The farm has an award winning herd of dairy goats and uses the milk they produce to make fabulous ice cream on site. The ice cream is then sold through our farm cafe.  As well as the goats we also have sheep, chickens, pigs, pygmy goats, horses and Shetland ponies. A Care Farm brings together the care of the land, environment and animals with care of people. A care farm opens its door to anyone who can benefit from being out in the countryside and enjoy taking part in the daily life of a working farm. At ‘Wellies-on’ our philosophy is…
“Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I might remember, involve me and I’ll understand”
What are our aims?
To nurture wellbeing
We recognise the importance of connecting with the natural world in order to maintain good physical and emotional health. Co-farmers can increase their wellbeing through participation in the real and meaningful tasks involved in the everyday running of the farm.
Sow the seeds of resilience (coping skills)
We recognise that life presents many challenges and that sometimes our ability to cope is stretched.  We provide a supportive environment for co-farmers to explore their own sense of identity and self-belief through one to one and small group activities. Positive risk taking is supported in a real working environment full of challenges, surprises and learning opportunities associated within this safe and stimulating care farm.
Plough the way forward
We passionately believe that everybody, regardless of their starting point, should be given the opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to move forward in a positive direction. Co-farmers are supported to physically and emotionally develop a relationship with the land, the people and the work. This experience and the skills acquired can be taken forward into their lives beyond the farm.
Who can we work with?
Wellies-On has an inclusive approach, welcoming people from all backgrounds and with a range of skills, aspirations and abilities. Some of the groups we work with include (but are not limited to):
•           People with mental health problems
•           People suffering from mild to moderate depression
•           Adults and children with learning disabilities and/or autism
•           People with sensory disabilities
•           Disaffected or disadvantaged young people and adults.
Younger co-famers must be aged 8 or over, there is however no upper age limit.
What are the potential outcomes?
For those that want to there is the opportunity to gain some accreditation.  We provide City and guilds Land based studies as well as more bespoke packages through Gateway qualifications.
For some it could offer a way to reintegrate into a mainstream environment.
Progression onto City and Guilds Land based Animal Studies (At Butterfly Lodge).
Sign posting onto other alternative or relevant provision.
For some it could offer a way into volunteering / further work experience within their local community.
It could perhaps be a stepping stone for some onto further learning or to build confidence in their own educational setting. It can also help individuals gain skills to participate in other outside opportunities and activities.
Courses / Sessions currently on offer;
City and Guilds Land Based Studies (Animal Care) for ages 14-16. Currently running on Thursday
Working Party – get involved with the everyday running of the farm! For ages 11 – 16 (Optional accreditation available through Gateway Qualifications). Currently running on Monday and Tuesday.
Therapeutic Farm days (open to all, minimum age 8, no upper age limit) currently running on Friday.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning (open to all) sessions are one hour per week for 8 weeks. Sessions are offered on a Tuesday and Thursday
Flexible / bespoke packages can be discussed.

Wilderness Foundation

Chatham Green – 03001233073

Farming and nature for a sustainable future


Our youth projects and programmes have been developed to meet the needs of young people who are facing a number of challenges in their lives.   These can be within a school, family or other social setting, resulting in them putting themselves at risk.  
The content of our projects and programmes aims to equip and enable these young people to acquire the skills from within themselves to navigate their futures safely and successfully.   Our use of nature and the outdoors enhances these outcomes in the form of increased resilience, self-esteem and social skills.
 One-to-One Bespoke Programmes
 “Participants evidence significant improvement in self-esteem, mood, hopefulness and self-efficacy in correlation to an increase in connection with nature.”  University of Essex
 Age range: 5 – 25 years
Location: Essex
 Programme outline:
Tailor made for individuals who require a more intensive programme of one-to-one engagement and those who find it particularly difficult to engage in a group, or have complex issues.
Primarily nature based and can include: fishing, nature photography and art activities, bush craft and conservation.  These all interface with our personal development and resilience facilitation methods.
Most work is delivered on the 400 acre Hyde Hall Farm surrounding our offices including woodland, meadows, streams, and agricultural fields.
We make use of a small wilderness camp that supports our work and provides a base for our activities.
Specialist outdoor therapists are available once assessment is made.
Programmes are developed on a bespoke basis to meet the agreed objectives and desired outcomes for the participant.   A full proposal is provided after initial assessment.   Prices start from £55 p/h for 1-2-1 sessions.

The Chatham Green Project is a conservation and education initiative on 400 acres of farmland in the heart of Essex. Focused on sustainable land use, the project investigates how we can utilise the land more effectively to better balance the 21st century needs of farming, nature and communities. Through this initiative, we aim to educate over 3,000 school aged pupils each year.

Winchmore Tutors Ltd

Contact Name          Laura Hunter - Director      

Laura Douglass - LA referrals      
Contact Details         01628 617 004                     Website                                                                               
Address         James House, Dedmere Road, Marlow, Sl7 1FJ                                                          
Examples of costs                1:1 tuition - £40/hr + VAT   
                                                2:1 group tuition - £45/hr + VAT
1:2 tuition - £75/hr + VAT
Status ( i.e. Charity/Sole Trader)   Ltd                                          
Staffing Structure                                                               
Laura Hunter - Director - oversees contract/provision                                                  
Laura Douglass - LA contract administrator - oversees and processes all referrals
Martha Carr - Schools account manager - Essex - School referrals                         
Laura Robinson - Tutor Admin - LA - overseas QC of tutors and lesson summaries                                                                     
Geographic areas covered All UK including all of Essex                                            
Age range     4-16                                                   
Outline of provision offer   
Winchmore Tutors offers highly specialist teaching on a 1:1 basis for children reception to KS4.                                                                     
Our tutors can work with children that have been temporarily or permanently excluded as well as those at risk of exclusion. All of our teachers are qualified, trained and we can match teachers to students with particular needs. For example teachers with EBD experience, team teach training, a background working in PRU's or YO institutes. We also have a large number of SEN and EAL specialists. We can also set up tuition on a 2:1 basis with an additional team teach trained TA for students with extreme behaviour or additional needs. We can cover a wide range of subjects, and levels.                                                                     
Our key strengths are our ability to source and place a specialist tutor anywhere across the county within 48 hours of receiving a referral. Our service is extremely flexible and can take place at home or at a suitable venue such as a library or a partner school site. We can work with students on a short or long term basis with no minimum hours per week.                                                               
We held the DfE quality mark for one-to-one tuition and were audited by the DfE in 2012.                                                                    
Referral Process                                                                 
Send referral form to LA or Schools account manager. Tutor allocated within 48 hours. CV sent to client for approval.