Coronavirus Advice for parents/guardians
Friday 20th March 2020
Due to Government Guidance GFAPS will be closed to most students from Friday 20th March 2020, until further notice, with the exceptions of:
• Children with EHCPs.
• Vulnerable children – broadly defined as children with a social worker i.e. those children classed as ‘Children in Need’, on a Child Protection Plan, or in local authority care.
We will expect to see all the children who meet the above criteria in school on Monday 23rd March 2020 and will be contacting the parents of these children with individual timetables.
If you are unsure about any of the information above, please call 01452 309510 where a member of staff will be able to help you.
Children with EHCPs.• Children of key workers (e.g. nurses, police – though the government will publish a list of jobs that constitute ‘key workers’ shortly).• Vulnerable children – broadly defined as children with a social worker i.e. those children classed as ‘Children in Need’, on a Child Protection Plan, or in local authority care.
For further information on Coronavirus, please see NHS guidelines.
If school closures occur or for those self-isolating, please click on tab, COVID-19 WORK for details of weekly assignments for pupils to complete at home.
'A Successful Learning Community
That Grows Together'
Welcome to our school.
At Gloucester & Forest Alternative Provision School we enable pupils to become successful in any classroom or wider social environment by providing a personalised learning experience that focuses on the development of key skills. When they are with us, our pupils are equipped with the tools to develop resilience, respect and the ability to manage their emotions to ensure that they are ready to learn and thrive.
Our highly skilled staff team provide pupils with a learning environment that recognises all members of our community as equals; - small class groups, high staff ratio, personalised learning plans, a tailored curriculum, a fresh start approach to every lesson and close contact with parents & carers providing daily and weekly reports.
We have places for up to 150 pupils. Our pupils are mixed and aged from 4 to 16. Referrals are made by the Local Authority for pupils who are either awaiting a specialist placement, in need of a school place, or have been excluded from school. Referrals from partnership schools can be made for pupils who are at risk of exclusion.
Our school has three Centres, two are located in Gloucester City - The Raikes Centre and Russet House, and one at Joys Green in The Forest of Dean - Joys Green Centre. Information about these Centres can be found on the pages above.
Our website will provide you with a valuable insight into everyday life within the school, we hope you’ll explore and enjoy. We welcome any enquiries and our team can be contacted on the number below if you require further information or would like any paper copies of the information contained on the site.
Mrs Elisa Entwistle