What makes an Olive AP Academy different?
Our pioneering network of academies specialise in supporting children and young people who are at risk of exclusion, those who have been permanently excluded from school and those with medical needs. Our academies are vibrant learning communities.
We recognise that many of the children and young people we work with arrive at our alternative provision academies as reluctant learners. Traditional teaching methods in the mainstream school system have not worked for them. Olive Academies’ mission is to provide our pupils with creative, nurturing and inspiring learning opportunities which re-engage them in learning and transform their lives.
Children and young people are usually referred to one of our academies for a brief period of tailored support before returning to a mainstream school or progressing to an apprenticeship or college course.
For too long pupil referral units and alternative provision schools have worked in isolation. We work hard at Olive Academies to play a pivotal role in establishing a wide range of partnerships with mainstream schools, local authorities, local and national businesses, charities and community organisations.
It is these partnerships which inspire and enable our students to become active learners and valued members of the community. We work hard to involve parents, carers and those who are already supporting our children and young people in their ongoing learning journey. Partnerships really are the key to success to making our academies into thriving, inclusive, successful learning communities.
Our academies attract staff who are passionate about removing barriers to learning for children and young people. All our staff are valued as professionals. We believe in investing in them to ensure that they develop as inspirational educational role models.
We strive to achieve excellence in all that we do.