Best Practice

Case study: Pastoral excellence at Kennington Park Academy

Kennington Park Academy supports excluded pupils aged five to 11. Laura McPhee finds out more about the school's ethos and approaches, including its excellent pastoral and PSHE work

Parallel Learning Trust (PLT) consists of seven academies that offer alternative or special provision for children with social emotional or mental health (SEMH) needs, including Kennington Park Academy located in south London. While each academy has its own identity, they are united by a set of shared values:

Quoting WB Yeats, CEO Mark Jordan describes education as the "lighting of a fire" and says that PLT's schools are committed to developing "thinkers, voters and entrepreneurs, especially within those groups historically excluded by deprivation and low attainment".

Kennington Park Academy provides alternative school provision and support to pupils aged from five to 11 who have been referred by the local authority as permanently excluded pupils or children missing in education.

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