A Discrete Group: is any alternative provision bought in bulk that meets the provider’s minimum capacity, and will be solely used by your students. We can negotiate the day or session times it runs on, the required outcome whether accredited or enrichment only and the year group or groups that can access it.

A Discrete Placement: is any individual alternative provision placement that is not to be accessed by any other student and is one that is not part of any established and ongoing QA processes. We can negotiate the day or session times it runs on, the required outcome whether accredited or enrichment only and the year group that can access it.

These groups and contracts are very unique and student specific and do incur a lot of intensive involvement from a key staff member. We are unable to cost a J16 service to reflect the amount of work involved and therefore can only facilitate the initial referral and commissioning service. The referring school will manage the ongoing quality assurance themselves until end of placement.

Any enquiries about discrete provision should be made to the J16 mentors or AP manager in the first instance.

The following J16 service charges will apply:

  • A one off admin fee per provider, of £25 for use of any awarded Core, Virtual Learning or Therapy contract (including but not limited to; initial QA and use of the DPS that we manage to provide the contract documentation).
  • A one off admin fee per discrete group or discrete placement request that involves a new contract being written and awarded, of £75 (£50 for commissioning process, £25 initial QA)

NB – Invoicing arrangements for any of these placements will be direct between the provider and school. KSM will not process any invoices for these placements as we will be unable to check them against ongoing changes to any provisions used.