Dear Students, Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

I am delighted to welcome you to Redbridge Alternative Provision, a place where every student is valued and encouraged to achieve their full potential. As the recently appointed Headteacher, I am excited to join this vibrant and dedicated community.

At Redbridge Alternative Provision, our mission is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment where students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. We understand that each student is unique, and we are committed to offering tailored educational experiences that meet their individual needs.

About Me

My name is Rubert Jonker, and I bring with me over 20 years of experience in both mainstream and special schools. For the past 11 years, I have served as a senior leader and deputy headteacher in specialist settings. I am also an Advanced SENCO and have achieved the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). My journey in education has been driven by a deep passion for ensuring that all students, regardless of their background or circumstances, have access to high-quality education and the support they need to succeed.

On a personal note, I have also had the honour of playing international and professional rugby league, which has instilled in me the values of teamwork, resilience, and dedication—qualities that I aim to bring to our school community.

Our Vision and Goals

Our vision at Redbridge Alternative Provision is to create a community where:

  • Every student feels safe, respected, and valued.
  • High-quality teaching and learning are at the heart of everything we do.
  • Students are equipped with the skills and confidence to face future challenges.
  • We foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.

Commitment to Excellence

We are dedicated to maintaining a standard of excellence in all aspects of our provision. This includes:

  • Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning through professional development and evidence-based practises.
  • Implementing effective leadership and management techniques tailored to our unique setting.
  • Engaging students with innovative and proven instructional practises that cater to diverse learning styles.
  • Managing staff and resources efficiently to create the best possible learning environment.
  • Promoting a positive school culture where every member of our community feels a sense of belonging and purpose.

Looking Ahead

As we move forward, I am eager to work collaboratively with our talented staff, supportive parents, and dedicated students. Together, we can build on our strengths and address any challenges, ensuring that Redbridge Alternative Provision continues to be a place where every student can flourish.

Should you have any questions or wish to get involved, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your warm welcome, and I look forward to meeting you all.

Warm regards,

Rubert Jonker
Redbridge Alternative Provision