September 2017

19th September 2017

Mrs Helen Campbell


Pencalenick working with other organisations


For many years we have worked with the School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) group in Cornwall to encourage trainee teachers to experience life working in a special school. Some students have requested extended placements with us. We have provided opportunities for some of our learning mentors to train through this route. This year Adam Taylor has begun his Teacher Training to become a music teacher whilst continuing to deliver the music curriculum to our pupils.

We are really pleased that through the Apprenticeship Scheme in partnership with Truro and Penwith College we are training two teaching assistants.

Tonya Hill, one of our assistant heads is working with Canterbury Christchurch College, Swiss Cottage School and Mossborne Academy to deliver the NPQH; the recognised standard for teaching headship progression.

Lorraine Faulkner has developed links with Plymouth University; we are offering training placements and visits to raise awareness about young people with special needs for Students who are doing General Nurse Training. Nurses will be on placement with us.

Finally, we are very pleased to announce our first  very successful national Maths conference run by our very own Maths team here at Pencalenick training other department leads on how to modify curriculum, understand and facilitate for learners with SEN needs.


Helen Campbell

Head Teacher

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Headteacher Helen Campbell talks to Steve Hawker and Gareth Churcher from Cornwall Music Hub about the impact of the Open School’s orchestra and music teaching at Pencalenick.