If trialled in AP then expect to see this idiocy move into mainstream before too long, likely in Northern coastal towns. Alternative provision academy trust turns to online learning to make savings 'The TBAP trust, which runs AP academies in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the North West, is planning widespread cost-cutting measures after receiving a financial notice to improve from the government last month. The trust was first warned about its finances in January after it requested funding advances of £300,000 from the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and subsequently had to borrow another £650,000 to deal with further deficits.' SchoolsWeek.co.uk, 21st September 2018. Students in alternative provision deserve far better than this.