The South and West Devon Personalised Learning Service (SWDPLS) is a local authority pupil referral unit. We are part of a county-wide education provision – Devon Personalised Learning Service -that works with young people who have been excluded from school or who have additional needs that are preventing regular attendance at school. We work in partnership with other organisations to make sure that young people have their needs identified and met by those schools, services and communities that are in place to support their growth and development.

With young people we create personalised learning plans that ensure their education is right for them and will inspire them to achieve the best they can. Our aim is to secure high quality outcomes for young people through best practice in teaching and learning and effective leadership and management.

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Ofsted will be visiting and inspecting the Service on Tuesday 22 July and Wednesday 23 July 2014.

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News – February 2014

The last half term has seen the number of young people on SWDPLS roll steadily rising, especially in Year 10 and 11, after a quiet start to the school year. New students have settled well and in both centres there is a positive and productive working atmosphere. The number of students with medical needs who […]

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News – October 2013

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Welcome to SWDPLS and the start of a new school year. During the last school year 133 students were registered with SWDPLS for all or part of the year and of those students 79 successfully returned to school or moved on to college, training and employment. Of the 35 Year 11 students that were with […]

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New website!

SWDPLS Website

Welcome to the new website for the South and West Devon Personalised Learning Service (SWDPLS). We hope that this website will be both a useful source of information and a voice for young people, parents/ carers and visitors to SWDPLS. We look forward to hearing your suggestions about how we can improve our website so […]

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