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"The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding."
PACE Education is an independent and specialist provider of alternative education, welcoming young people who have become disengaged from mainstream learning and/or those who have a statement of special educational needs. PACE offers personalised education to secondary age students at its school and education centres in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, and Bilston, West Midlands.
Most students at PACE are in KS3 and KS4, but their lessons aren’t restricted to the kind found in mainstream schools. From achieving GCSEs and key learning milestones to pursuing ASDAN qualifications and enjoying extra-curricular activities, there is plenty to get young people motivated.
Whether a student is part-time or full-time, PACE aims to get them ‘back on track’, reviving their passion for learning and for life. Young people are taught in small groups – a typical group size is four pupils with two members of staff supporting their individual needs. We can also provide one-to-one teaching where necessary. PACE is a non-denominational school for boys and girls.
We have assisted students who are subject to statements of needs, and supported young people who are looked after. Our staff are experienced and equipped to help youngsters working through social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
As well as providing tailored education packages and behaviour management programmes, PACE has established great working links with external agencies concerned with a young person's welfare. This includes: parents and carers; schools; local education authorities; SEN monitoring and assessment teams; youth offending services; children and young people's services; local police; the school nurse and health service; careers advice; alcohol and drug awareness teams; and CAMHS.
Most PACE students are from Staffordshire and the West Midlands, but we welcome people from outside these areas too. If you are interested in visiting PACE, or finding out how to obtain a placement, please get in touch with us.
We aim to ensure that: