ALP Sittingbourne provides for young people who have experienced difficulties in other educational settings. As a result of their previous experiences they have often become disengaged from the education system.

This is likely to have impacted on the quality of family life which we recognise requires our understanding. Our school offers young people a different approach to learning, with a flexible outlook, designed around the young person’s individual needs. 

Educational programmes are agreed for learners with multiple difficulties needing small groups, one to one, two to one or intensive support. We work with schools, parents and carers, multi-agency professionals and our learners to ensure success in core entitlement via appropriate delivery strategies, ensuring better outcomes for pupils. We recognise that our learners may need additional support before they are ready to fully engage in the curriculum. Therefore, we typically follow a progressive step by step approach as summarised in the mnemonic; ARRRTT

Focus on improving each learner’s attendance level to ensure they give themselves the basis to achieve.
Tutors help learners to gain a routine that is adapted to pupils individual needs to ensure they feel comfortable in the educational environment.
Learners are assisted in developing sound relationships with tutors and other service users.
Working with learners and families in a holistic manner to maximize their life-chances and educational potential.
When a pupil feels more secure and understood.
A formal, academic curriculum takes place.