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Seven tips to make a success of online provision

Many schools use some form of online provision to support vulnerable students or those at risk of dropping out. But how can we work with students, families, and providers to plan and deliver this provision effectively? Sandro Capozzi identifies seven key areas to consider
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Education is in a state of flux. Significant increases in students with additional needs; teacher shortages; an increasing mental health crisis, and now reports that the once accepted social contract around school attendance is creaking post-pandemic (Burtonshaw & Dorrell, 2023) – and this is before we mention crumbling concrete and more.

Of course, as the leader of an online alternative provision, I believe that online provision will support students now and in the future, especially our most vulnerable. It may not be for every child, but for the right individuals and groups I think it is a game-changer. After all, a hybrid approach to education aligns with the increasingly hybrid, digitised reality our students live in.

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