South Derbyshire Support Centre

Welcome to the South Derbyshire Support Centre Website.

We provide education for pupils who are at risk of permanent exclusion or who have been permanently excluded from mainstream schools.

Key Stage 2

We offer a full time provision offering a broad and balanced curriculum based on the National Curriculum and a Nurture Curriculum. Our provision is on offer to both permanently excluded pupils and local schools on a dual registered basis. Schools can request a full-time or part-time placement. A part-time placement can consist of either a curriculum or a Nurture placement offer. Our aim is to develop pupils skills to manage their own behaviour to enable them to return to mainstream school, or a special school placement if that is needed. We will support this transition with support from the Inclusion Pathways Team from Derbyshire County Concil. 

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 students access a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the National Curriculum. We focus on pupil social interaction and behaviour throughout our teaching. This will enable pupils to develop the skills to manage their own behaviour to enable them to return to mainstream or special school, depending on their own needs. We work alongside the local secondary school cluster in South Derbyshire to offer short-term placements for pupils who are at risk of exclusion. This placement is usually 18 weeks long with a return to mainstream school after that timescale. A tailored plan is put into place with a staggered reintegration to meet the needs of the pupil.

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 students follow an examination based curriculum focusing on GCSE, Level 1 BTec and Entry Level Certificate qualifications. Pupiils on roll at South DErbyshire Support Centre can also access an Alternative Provision where they can gain vocaitonal qualifications in a variety of subjects.Pupils who are on a dual registered placement from amainstream school, will access their home school for the days they are not in the centre.

Year 11 pupils attend the centre on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They access their home school or an Alternative Provision on a Thursday and Friday.

Year 10 pupils access access an Alternative Provision or their home school on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. They attend the centre on a Thiursday and Friday.