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Alternative Provision Philosophy


 Our Hygge Philosophy

Our Hygge philosophy is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, The National Curriculum and the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years which sets the standards for care,

 learning and development. 

Quality teaching, communication and engagement is at the heart of our provision. 

Our Intent is to recognise children’s prior learning and first hand experiences, to develop and celebrate the child’s unique and individual needs.  We build on cultural capital experiences with the children and families, whilst supporting every child to develop emotional resilience, self esteem and confidence in their own ability to achieve in lifelong learning.  Community involvement is a crucial part of our curriculum and our centres ethos on a day to day basis.  

We also celebrate local traditions, worldwide cultures in partnership with the children and their families. 

Our Therapeutic Curriculum 


How we implement what we do

The implementation of our curriculum involves providing open ended learning experiences led by children’s interests and scaffolded by quality teaching.  Our implementation focuses on providing and enhancing experiences for children to explore different ways of thinking, constructing, negotiating, problem solving, engineering, creating and developing.  We provide lots of opportunities for the children to develop communication and language skills, independence and positive relationships.  Children are given the opportunities to thrive and all steps of progress are celebrated, however small.  The Impact of our curriculum is measured by assessment of our children’s skills, which is carried out and shared in partnership with parents.  We analyse our children’s strengths and areas for development.  We reflect, analyse and evaluate all aspects of our centre as part of a continuous cycle to ensure high quality. 

What is Alternative Provision?


In the Department for Education publication

 Alternative Education, Statutory guidance for local authorities 

the definition of alternative provision is:

  • education arranged by local authorities for pupils who, because of exclusion, illness or other reasons, would not otherwise receive suitable education

  • education arranged by schools for pupils on a fixed period exclusion

  • pupils being directed by schools to off-site provision to improve their behaviour


         All the children that are offered a place at Hugi will have a clear pathway of intent to meet their educational needs

The latest policy paper released by Department for Education March 2023

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Alternative Provision (AP) Improvement Plan

Right Support, Right Place, Right Time

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