Kate McCombe

Kate McCombe

Head of Engagement

AEP Webinar

Overcoming the AEP capacity crisis facing the UK

Recently published DfE data on Permanent exclusions and suspensions in England: autumn term 2022 to 2023 shows a year on year increase of 48% on permanent exclusions whilst fixed term exclusions have risen by 35%.  

With no increase in the capacity available in PRUs and AP settings to accommodate excluded students or those in need of a different pathway due to SEND or SEMH, schools and other organisations are facing a seemingly impossible challenge. How can you meet the ever increasing and ever more diverse needs of students without compromising on the quality of provision offered? 

Here at Tute, we’ve seen a sharp incline of over 4,700 students being referred to us for AP in the last year alone. Schools partnered with us are increasingly taking matters into their own hands and confronting the capacity challenge head on by creating their own AP, using Tute’s qualified teachers and choice of curriculums to contribute to blended provision.  

Sprowston Community High School is one example of this approach, and we were delighted to be joined in our recent webinar by Neil Bugdale, Assistant Head Teacher for Vulnerable Groups who shared his account of using Tute to help improve outcomes for AP students. 

The webinar ran well over its allotted 30mins as questions and praise for the joint model of working continued to flow from our audience.  

To hear for yourself what Neil had to say you can click here to watch the webinar playback in full. 

If you’d like to explore how Tute can support your students in need of AP, your partner success manager will be happy to help.

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