Online Education Accreditation – what you need to know | Webinar 24th April, 4pm | Register Now

Join us on 24th April to find out more about the DfE’s Online Education Accreditation Scheme and what was involved in becoming the first Online AP to receive accreditation.

In this 30-minute session, you’ll hear first-hand about the rigorous process, the range of standards that are involved and what this quality mark means for your own commissioning of online alternative provision. What we’ll cover:

  • What is the Online Education Accreditation Scheme (OEAS) and why do schools (and others) need to know about it?
  • Reflections on going through the process, the Ofsted visit and becoming the first Online AP to receive accreditation
  • What this new quality mark means for your own commissioning of online alternative provision
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Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is suitable for anyone working in the education sector or responsible for commissioning online education. You do not need to be a customer of Academy21 to attend.

If you cannot attend live on the day, you can catch up with the recording after the event.

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Learning Environment

"Teachers establish a positive learning environment, welcoming pupils into class by name and encouraging them throughout lessons. This has a demonstrable impact on improving pupils’ confidence and readiness to learn."


"Pupils’ attendance improves and evidence shows that the approaches taken enable pupils to make progress and, in many cases, successfully reintegrate back into their school or other educational placements."


"Pupils are closely supervised by staff at all times. Staff are kept fully informed of the vulnerabilities and needs of the pupils they teach in each class. This means they are highly attuned to pupils' needs and the provider's records show they routinely flag any concerns to leaders."

100% Live Teaching

"The success of this approach is reflected in the feedback we obtained from both parents and school mentors who all highlighted the personal qualities that teachers bring to their lessons which encourage pupils to engage (and often re-engage) in learning."

Commitment to Quality

"There is a driven focus on providing the best online provision possible for the pupils they serve. This extends to all aspects of Academy21’s work, including the quality of teaching and safeguarding."

Partnership Approach

"Schools and local authorities value the quality and regularity of the information they receive about the pupils they place at Academy21. They praise the responsiveness of the service they receive. In conversation with inspectors one such told us that ‘I am confident they wouldn't take on a new pupil if they couldn't meet that pupils' needs. They are not in the business of setting up a young person to fail."