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Alternative Provision Courses

Our Offer
Chessbrook ESC provides schools with access to quality alternative provision within South West Hertfordshire. We work with our providers to ensure they offer outstanding provision where students have access to accredited courses to ensure they are successful at Key Stage 4.  Alongside our Key Stage 4 programme, we run a focused programmes for Key Stage 3 students. These are in the form of 12 week courses which help re-focus, motivate and engage students in positive learning experiences. Students who access alternative provision will remain on roll at their mainstream school. During their time with us, we report on attendance (daily) and achievement (half termly). More information about what we offer can be found within our brochure which can be viewed using the link below. 

Quality Assurance
As part of our service, we quality assure all of our providers to ensure they meet our high standards around safeguarding, health and safety and the courses in which they deliver. We also provide annual training to all staff who work at our provisions to ensure they have the relevant training and guidance on how to successfully work with our students. On a daily basis, our staff visits each provision to check in with the students. During this visit they will complete a short report that records what the students were learning and any action points. This information is then used to feedback to our schools so they are kept in the loop with regards to behaviour, engagement and progress. 

Quality Education 
Each half term, our providers are asked to complete a report on each student which is shared with the students, parents and their school. This documents what qualification the student is working towards and what they need to do in order to improve. At the end of each term, providers nominate their 'Student of the Term' for students who have gone above and 
beyond. Those students receive a certificate and a reward for their achievements. 

How to refer a student for Alternative Provision

For schools wishing to refer students to one of courses, please use the links below and make a referral using our online referral form. To accompany this, we require signed consent from the parent/carer. This can be downloaded using the link below. Once completed please email to
Once we have received your referral form and the signed consent form, we will process and will confirm a start date with you. 

For further information or any queries on the referral process please contact Monika Janas on 01923 212025. If you wish to discuss a specific need, please contact Dan Finill on 01923 212025 or by email 


Virtual Curriculum

At Chessbrook ESC, we also offer a virtual based curriculum through TUTE. This is an online platform in which students can access live lessons taught by a teacher virtually.
For more information on our virtual curriculum, click here. 
To view the timetables we have available or to make a referral, please use the links below.