In April 2018 the EOTAS 1:1 Tuition Service and Suffolk Online Learning were brought together to become the Alternative Tuition Service.
The Service is led by a management team that includes Online, Maths, English and SEND Co-ordinators. Our team of qualified teachers, who work across Suffolk have considerable experience in supporting some of our most vulnerable children and young people. Our teachers provide a child-centred approach when supporting our children and young people, delivering direct tuition on a 1:1 basis as appropriate to an individual child’s needs.
Subject to referral criteria being met, the service can provide support for the following groups of children who are:
- deemed medically unable to attend school
- who have been permanently excluded
- those with SEND, who are awaiting specialist placement and are currently not in a mainstream school
At KS1 and KS2 we can provide face to face tuition, usually within the home environment. An online offer is currently under development, which will complement the face to face tuition, as part of a blended learning offer (please see Local Offer Website for updates)
At KS3 we can provide face to face tuition and/ or online learning as part of a blended learning offer.
At KS4 we can provide face to face tuition and/ or online learning as part of a blended offer. In September 2018 we launched a GCSE online learning platform for Maths and English. Our young people can also access a range of qualifications at Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills and a suite of NCFE (Northern Council for Further Education) qualifications.
The service works in partnership with families, schools and other agencies in order to provide the best possible support to all our children and young people irrespective of how long or how short their journey with us might be.