At ALP Leicester ‘We specialise in education placements of young people with SEND including (but not limited to) Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Emotional, Social and Behavioural Difficulties, challenging behaviour and mental health difficulties.
Welcome to ALP Leicester
Latest Ofsted Report
We recognise that our learners may need additional support before they are ready to fully engage in the curriculum. Therefore, we typically follow a progressive step by step approach as summarised in the mnemonic; ARRRTT
- Attendance: Focus on improving each learner’s attendance level to ensure they give themselves the basis to achieve.
- Routine: Tutors help learners to gain a routine that is adapted to pupils individual needs to ensure they feel comfortable in the educational environment.
- Relationship: Learners are assisted in developing sound relationships with tutors and other service users.
- Respect: Working with learners and families in a holistic manner to maximize their life-chances and educational potential.
- Trust: When a pupil feels more secure and understood.
- Teach: A formal, academic curriculum takes place.
ALP Leicester takes the Health and well being of all our pupils very seriously, therefore we increase awareness and knowledge of health and well being through PHSE and PSD lessons as well as working alongside the following organisations:
ALP Schools take e safety very seriously and are currently working with Thinkuknow and Childnet to increase awareness.
ALP Leicester is an e-Safe school
We recognise that communication drives learning and attainment, and strong language and communication skills are linked to better outcomes for the young people within our schools. Therefore, ALP Leicester is actively participating in the Communication Commitment.
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Artsmark Celebration Week.
As this week is Artsmark Celebration Week, here is an update of our journey over the last year working towards an Artsmark Award.
We decided to focus on:
- Providing students with arts and cultural experiences linked to their local community and creative industry
- Opportunities ownership and leadership roles within the school environment
- Collaboration between subjects to deliver arts and culture projects across the whole school
- Develop digital and media arts to stay relevant to future careers
Due to public theatres being closed, ALP Musical Theatre has been created to show a ‘pop up’ theatre screening of ‘Our House’ on Friday 11th September for secondary and post 16 students. This is to kick start this term’s Artsmark project ‘Going to the Theatre’ where students will explore meaning behind lyrics in english lessons, the historical context of genres like Two-tone in music lessons, theatre make up in hair dressing and constructing a scale model theatre set in maths lessons. Students will then use this to develop their own ideas for a theatre celebration at the end of term.
Recently ALP Leicester took part in National Internet Safety Day. Abbie and Kyle decided with the success of our own version of the 80s hit TV Show Bullseye last year, they would tackle another classic in Family Fortunes. All the learners involved had great fun and one team managed to claim the prize but only after there was a tie when the game was over.
On Friday 6th. The secondary learners at ALP Leicester took part in First Aid training arranged by our First Aid Team.
Steve from St. John Ambulance service came in and made the training very interactive and fun and all the learners had a great day. So next time you cut yourself you might want to ask your child to patch you now they have had training.
ALP Leicester Win at Innovation
Thursday 27/2/2020 Saw ALP Leicester attend the Leicestershire Live innovation awards 2020, and walk away winning the innovation in Schools award. Congratulations to All the staff involved in getting this award
“The LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards 2020 will once again celebrate the very best technology, services, digital advances and creative thinking within Leicestershire. On Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the Morningside Arena there will be a pre-awards exhibition which will provide the regions most exciting product developers and innovators to once again showcase their work to attendees and members of the public. The exhibition opens at 2:00pm and concludes at 4:30pm and is free to attend.”
Visit to Interserve
ALP Leicester visited Interserve Construction Limited to see the ongoing development of a school to discuss different job roles and see the work being carried out. They talked about careers, health & safety issues and different routes into construction.
World Skills Day
We recently visited the world skills show at the NEC arena on 21st November 2019 and a great time was had by all.
No Pens Wednesday
Last week, ALP Leicester had a really successful ‘No Pens Wednesday’.
No Pens Day Wednesday encourages schools and settings to put down their pens and to run a day of speaking and listening activities. At ALP Leicester, we did just that on Wednesday 13th October. Staff and pupils enjoyed a day of activities – all without a single pen or pencil in sight! In primary, to link with their thematic learning topic of ‘From A to B’, pupils worked in teams to help navigate a blindfolded person around a maze which had been set up in the hall.
In Secondary, pupils took part in various activities, including a giant game of snakes and ladders to support their learning in maths. Staff really stepped up to the challenge of planning a whole day of ‘no pens’ activities whilst pupils enjoyed the different activities planned for them.
A visit from Employability UK
We have recently had a visit from Employability UK. Their mission is to facilitate employer engagement to enhance the aspirations, opportunities and career prospects of enthusiastic and committed young people.
Students took part in ‘Be your Best You’, ‘A-Z of Super Confidence’, ‘Free Time’, ‘Health & Fitness’, ‘Next Steps’ (CV’s, pathways to work) and ‘vision boards’.
Congratulations go to James Shortland won the Star Student of the day
ALP Leicester Awarded Funding to run an Arts Education Award
Thanks to the Arts Council England, we will now be able to run the Arts Awards in school, starting from September 2019 alongside our existing programmes in Asdan and NCFE qualifications. They have agreed funding for us to buy two brand new high spec cameras that will be used within Art and photography.