Headteacher's Welcome


Welcome to South Derbyshire Support Centre
South Derbyshire Support Centre is an Alternative Provision Academy, based in Newhall, South Derbyshire. We provide education for pupils who are permanently excluded from mainstream school or at risk of permanent exclusion. We cater for pupils in key stages 2, 3 and 4 and offer a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the National Curriculum. Our Key Stage 2 provision also offers a Nurture Curriculum alongside the National Curriculum.
We work closely with the primary and secondary schools in the local South Derbyshire Cluster to support pupils who have barriers to their learning at their mainstream school. Schools can refer pupils for a place at South Derbyshire Support Centre and we will design a personalised package to help pupils improve their behaviour, develop strategies to self-regulate their reactions and behaviour and aim to return to mainstream or special school.
We are committed to working in partnership with young people, their parents and carers, their schools and other agencies to re-engage them and enable them to become successful learners and responsible citizens. Where students are able to demonstrate positive behaviour and a desire to achieve, we aim to help them transition back to mainstream school. For those who require a more alternative approach, we provide a balanced and varied curriculum, delivered through good quality teaching and learning. 
Dan O'Donovan

South Derbyshire Support Centre

Memorial Hall



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