Havering hosts the Alternative Provision Awards

Published: Thursday, 24 May 2018

The annual Alternative Provision Awards was hosted on Thursday 17 May, celebrating Havering pupils who study alternative education in practical environments. Havering commended 35 pupils from the boro

Parents/carers, school staff and AP providers were present to celebrate the students’ success.

Trevor Cook - Assistant Director for Education, said

“Havering strives to ensure that all children and young people are supported through their education journey to achieve their desired outcomes.  The Alternative Provisions event is a great opportunity to recognise and reward pupils who have overcome personal and academic barriers, and who have shown great resilience, persistence and courage to gain new skills and experience.  

"It was encouraging to hear that many of the young people being celebrated had already secured their next steps, including further studies and apprenticeship opportunities."

Lee Clegg, Alternative Provision Commissioner, said:

“Alternative Provisions enables pupils who require additional support to progress through education, gain qualifications and move into employment, college or apprenticeships when they leave school. 

"Since 2006 Havering Council has worked with schools in the borough and AP providers to support over 4000 pupils to study in alternative provision settings." 

Jack Thorne, a past Alternative Provision pupil said:

“Alternative Provision has completely changed my life; I have gained high level qualifications in surveying and after working in the industry, I am now starting my own business”.