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Taunton Deane

Partnership College

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Taunton Deane Partnership College is a Pupil Referral unit.  This means that we provide  education for young people in the Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe area who are unable to access their mainstream school. This may be for social and emotional reasons, for medical or mental health reasons, or because they have been Permanently Excluded. We also have a small cohort of young people who have SEMH needs and have been placed with us through the EHCP process.  We work hard to ensure that all our students can access a broad and relevant curriculum and to support them into next steps, whether this is another school, college or the workplace.  We take the needs of every vulnerable child and young person in our area very seriously and will work hard to ensure that no child or young person is left behind or forgotten.


Our vision is clear:


We will work to the best of our abilities to ensure our children and young people are:

• Architects of their futures

• Resilient, healthy and secure

• Able to access a high quality education

• Supported holistically


Our beliefs are:


• Young people have the resilience and capability to be the architects of their futures

• Every young person should be healthy, secure and supported holistically to maximise their educational life chances

• Our staff should work within a professional learning community and partnership to secure the capacity for sustainable progress

• High quality learning should be accessible and the plans our young people have are appropriately supported


Our most recent Ofsted was in December 2019, the report states:


Relationships are a significant strength of the school. There is mutual respect between staff and pupils. Pupils describe how they now have a future because of the care and support they are given.

Taunton Deane Partnership College provides pupils with a calm and safe place where they learn to re-engage in their education. Pupils begin to understand the importance of education and the need to learn. This was summed up in the following comment from a pupil, ‘I have high aspirations, I want a future.’ Pupils appreciate the support and guidance they receive. They feel staff believe in them and that their future success is important to them

This demonstrates our commitment to ensuring all students feel safe and secure and are prepared for their next steps, whatever has gone before.


Covid-19 Information


If your child or a family member in the same household tests positive for Coronavirus, please advise us by calling the the school on 01823 349338 or if it is out of school hours, call the Head Teacher on 07710 002112.

For the most up to date government advice for schools please click here: Covid 19 Guidance for Schools – Autumn Term 2021

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Best wishes


Kim Lawrence