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Hope Valley Pathways

Hope Valley Pathways is a Post 16 provision for students with specific learning needs and abilities.

We have a person-centred approach to the education of our youngsters and our aim is to encourage learning, opportunity and independence. We aim to produce a curriculum that is tailored to the needs of each individual student and moves them towards the next stage of their life. This could mean that we help them onto further education, to engage with supported education or to make steps towards independent living.

We look to help our students to develop the key skills within our curriculum with a clear focus on functional literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. All students have the opportunity to take up extended work experience placements and we have close links with local colleges which are students are able to access.

Within Hope Valley Pathways we foster an atmosphere of mutual support which we believe helps to bring out the best of the learning opportunities. We are passionate about the work we do with students and are ambitious for them, encouraging them to set themselves high standards.


The Pathways staff team

Assistant Principal and Head of Centre: Mrs Debbie Petts

Pathways Administrator: Helen Fisher

Senior Community Mentor: Martin Spencer

Community Mentors: Alex Cochrane, Vicky Cochrane, Liz Eastwood, Cassie Roberts, Susannah Thompson and Hannah Shaw

Teaching is provided in both Hope Valley College and Hope Valley Pathways by: Amanda Grego, John Heath, Hannah Shaw, Lisa Beeden, Pete LeGrice and Ian Bailey