Alternative Provision

Charlton Athletic Community Trust’s (CACT’s) Alternative Provision in Kent is a model that works in partnership with Marsh Academy, New Romney. 

Charlton Alternative Provision (CAP) staff work closely with the school to deliver an adapted curriculum to those who would normally be at risk of permanent exclusion from, or are struggling with, mainstream school. 

CACT has three members of staff and up to 15 students at a centre just 500 yards from the main school site in two dedicated classrooms. Our students are predominantly in Years 10 and 11 and spend their week working towards their GCSE subjects, particularly English and maths. PE and practical Science is delivered at the school site, helping maintain the link between the school and the CAP, and allows our students to utilise the school’s excellent facilities. Some of the working week is spent on PSHE, employability and preparing the young people for life beyond school. CAP staff make regular visits to Post 16 Fairs and sixth forms, as well as work experience visits to local businesses including animal shelters. 

Kate Gould, CACT’s Head of Education, said:

“We are incredibly proud of the model we have built and the care, support and guidance we are able to give our young people as a result of this. “

If you are a school looking for alternative ways to support your young people, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing richard.styles@cact.org.uk to find out more. 

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