An additional service of Albright Education Centre is our 'Alternative Provision' focus. Mainstream schools have the option of referring
pupils for a short placement, usually around six weeks. This can allow pupils to have respite from their schools and can be an alternative
to exclusion. Pupils have access to a full academic and therapeutic curriculum, including weekly counselling sessions, helping children
learn to regulate their emotions and behaviour, with the view to returning successfully to a mainstream setting.
Albright Education Centre’s Nurture Base offers short-term intervention placements for predominately Year 5 and 6 pupils
struggling to access mainstream education due to anxiety, low self-esteem, lack of resilience, school refusal or social communication
The Nurture Base is delivered by the Primary Transition Coordinator, Mrs Oakshott-Marston, and a HLTA, Miss Smith.
The Primary Provision’s curriculum is flexible in being able to meet the varying needs of pupils, but retains the focus of the national
curriculum. Pupils will have the opportunity to engage with Forest School, Group Mentoring and Enrichment sessions.
The Primary Provision works collaboratively with pupils, parents, schools and support agencies to achieve positive outcomes for each
The Primary Transition Coordinator is a qualified SENCO who can support mainstream schools to begin any potential diagnosis assessments
and will provide a supported transition, with specific strategies, back to mainstream education.
We are aware that some pupils may not be ready at the end of their school period to transition to a college or alternative provision placement.
From September 2021, we are pleased the offer limited places in our Post 16 provision based at our site in Tipton. Pupils will have the
opportunity to further develop their independence skills in order to successfully complete a vocational qualification that will equip them in their
future challenges for either college, apprenticeship or employment.
Pupils will have a choice of two vocational areas of study:
Also available to pupils is GCSE Maths and English Language resits (if a pupil does not hold a Grade 4), mentoring programmes, pastoral guidance, enrichment sessions and work placements.