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Message from the Head

Thank you for taking the time to read our website. We hope that by doing so you will begin to get a flavour of the warm, exciting and vibrant place that Pendlebury Centre is.

The Pendlebury Centre is a specialist secondary multi-agency provision providing part-time placements and outreach support to students who require additional help with their social, emotional and mental health needs. We work in close partnership with our young people, parents / carers and professionals to help them cope and go some way to overcoming their difficulties – and most importantly, achieve their unique potential. We follow a clear protocol for referrals through Stockport’s Secondary Panel for Inclusion – information about this can be found at various points on the website.

All of our students access their mainstream school throughout the week to promote inclusion.
Every day we are witness to great achievements from our students, facilitated by a diversity of innovative practice from our staff team. This practice has been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted on five consecutive occasions and we are naturally proud of this – however, the greater prize is seeing our young people grow into caring, responsible and active members of society.
We cannot put everything we want to share with you in this website but hopefully we can provide an insight.
As part of our contribution to the promotion of emotional and mental wellbeing for all students in Stockport, we offer a wide range of support and training through our accredited mental health courses. Bespoke school-to-school support arrangements can be discussed and facilitated. We are a National Support School and we support other PRUs to improve their system leadership and general provision.
We are actively involved in Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and we are a strategic partner with the Altius Alliance (Cheadle Hulme High School), Manchester Metropolitan University, Teach First and the University of Manchester. For those colleagues wishing to find out more, please do get in touch.

Mrs. J Cahill OBE
Executive Headteacher
Pendlebury Centre and Highfields Inclusion Partnership