Issue details

Arrangements for Alternative Provision for Key Stage 4 Learners

The County Council currently commission Chichester College Group and Greater Brighton Metropolitan College to deliver education provision for Learners aged 14-16 whose needs are deemed better met by a more vocational curriculum.  Both of these contracts were awarded in September 2020 and expire in August 2021(decision reference OKD30(20/21) refers).


Building on the success to date of this education provision in delivering improved outcomes for these learners, the County Council wish to ensure these services continue post August 2021.  Therefore, it is proposed to seek appropriate arrangements to enable the continued delivery of a vocational curriculum for 14-16 year olds.


The Director of Education and Skills will be asked to approve the necessary contractual arrangements for the delivery of Alternative Provision for Key Stage 4 Learners post August 2021.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/02/2021

Decision due: May 2021 by Director of Education and Skills

Lead member: Paul Wagstaff, Director of Education and Skills

Lead director: Paul Wagstaff

Contact: Ellie Evans, Head of Pupil Entitlement Email: Tel: 033022023582.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Education and Skills, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken


Further Education Colleges




Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

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