Together Trust has opened a new alternative education provision at School House to support young Key Stage 3 pupils aged 11 to 14 who have barriers to learning and have been or are on the cusp of being excluded from mainstream schools.
School House in Droyslden, run by Cheadle based the Together Trust, is designed for Key Stage 3 pupils aged 11 to 14 who have emotional, social or behavioural difficulties and have been or are on the cusp of being excluded from mainstream schools.
Commissioned by Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit, the facility is run by Ashcroft School in Cheadle, which provides specialist education to young people aged 5-18 years who have struggled to cope in traditional school settings.
Both schools are run by the Together Trust who, along with providing specialist education, offer care and support to young people with behavioural problems, learning difficulties, physical disabilities and autism spectrum conditions.
Pupils at School House receive a bespoke education package that focuses on the young person’s emotional and social needs as well as their education, with the aim of hopefully returning to a mainstream school when they are ready.
Eileen Sheerin, Head Teacher at School House, said, “School House offers a person-centred approach to education.
“Our team consists of experienced teaching staff and support workers coupled with the expertise and knowledge of the Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit.
“Our aim is to ensure all young people that attend School House are given the opportunity to continue to have a quality education.”
Pictured at the opening of the school including (left to right) a pupil from School House, Deputy Mayor of Stockport June Somekh, Head Teacher at Ashcroft School Eileen Sheerin, Manager of School House Wendy Whitehead, Assistant Head at Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit Maxine Benson and a second pupil from School House.