You don't need to teach the National Curriculum
But, you need to provide good alternative provision which:
- Appropriately meets pupils' needs
- Enables them to achieve good educational attainment on par with their mainstream peers
You should offer challenging teaching in:
This is set out in paragraphs 30 and 39 of the DfE's statutory guidance on alternative provision.
Provide a 'broad and balanced' curriculum
For PRUs, a DfE representative explained that this should include:
- Careers guidance
For AP academies, the DfE's model funding agreement specifies:
This is set out on page 18 of the master funding agreement for multi-academy trusts and page 21 of the AP single funding agreement. Check your own in case it differs from the model.
See how AP settings approach their curriculum
Buckinghamshire Primary PRU teaches English and maths lessons daily. It teaches all other subjects through termly themes or topics.