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Alternative Learning Curriculum 


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KnowleDGE Academy, Bristol  

"Knowle DGE Academy is a vibrant and aspirational learning community based in Knowle West Bristol for young people from KS1 right through to KS5. There are currently 156 pupils on roll.


Knowle DGE is a specialist Academy for young people with additional needs principally in the areas of Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH), Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Speech Language and Communication (SLCN) and Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) at the communicative, higher -operating end of the spectrum. All young people attending Knowle DGE have an official statement of SEN (Special Educational Needs) or EHCP (Education and Health Care Plan).


At Knowle DGE we promote two curriculums equally:

•The National Curriculum - through an enriched, personalised approach we emphasise the needs, talents and ambitions of the individual whilst broadening horizons with plenty of opportunities to take learning beyond the classroom. Over time, and from their starting points on arrival at Knowle DGE, the majority of young people make progress in line with or better than national expectations across a range of academic and vocational subjects. Our staff are driven and successful educators and this shows in our OFSTED reports which have consistently rated Knowle DGE as a Good / Outstanding school."

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Rocksteady Training, Bristol

"We are an educational and vocational training provider currently offering construction training for 14-16 year olds.  At Rocksteady we aim to provide high quality construction training, in a workshop environment, for young people struggling socially and emotionally to engage in mainstream learning and to support their successful transition into college and employment.

RockSteady Training provides 5 key categories of provision. They are:

  1. Part time alternative provision- individual provision
  2. Group provision
  3. Post course transition support
  4. Taster sessions
  5. Holiday sessions

Our provision is designed to support the social, emotional and developmental underpinning needs of the young people whilst teaching them vocation and life skills needed for a career particularly tailored to the construction industry."

Kandu Arts

Kandu Arts, Chippenham

"Our approach, which uses arts and activities - music, film, visual arts & sport - as a means to explore a wide range of issues when combined with nurturing strong relationships, is highly effective in areas of engaging the disaffected, increasing community cohesion and development.

We work with families, young people, communities, decision makers, politicians, schools and just about every agency through delivery of an alternative provision package for young people who are not in school, bespoke projects for communities and businesses, residentials, holiday and after school clubs, family support, events, consultation and training.

Wiltshire College, Chippenham and Lackham:

The College is based on four main campuses in Trowbridge, Chippenham, Lackham and Salisbury and offers a wide range
of apprenticeships as well as full-time, part-time and university level courses.

Our specialist facility at the Castle Combe circuit was the first trackside motorsport engineering training facility in the UK, and is home to our Motorsport Engineering programmes.