Pathways Learning Centre

Local Offer Information


All young people in PLC have significant barriers to learning, due to their experience of social, emotional and / or mental health difficulties.

On entry we liaise with schools to ensure that we have as much information as possible about their individual needs. All pupils are assessed on entry for reading and spelling. Pupils are also given a baseline assessment in every subject as soon as they are ready to engage. The baseline assessments are used to help identify targets for success and measure the progress the young people make during their time at PLC.

We aim to re-engage all young people, help them feel safe, secure and supported to achieve. Teachers and support staff recognise that young people learn and develop in different ways.  Teaching is planned to cater for these individual needs, including pupils’ social and emotional development and any requirement for extra help. This level of support is achieved through flexible programmes, small teaching groups and a nurturing environment.


PLC SEND offer
Local Offer Age Bands
4-11 (Primary school)
11-16 (Secondary school)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type
Targeted service

Contact details

PLC website
Contact name:
Mrs Louise Leader
Overndale Road
Downend Bristol South Gloucestershire BS16 2RQ
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