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    The Exchange Feature

    Sara Lalis talks on the exciting development of 'Teaching School Alliance' in Dacorum.

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  • ‘The commitment, dedication and enthusiasm you and your staff show in working with young people at DESC is clear’

    Maggie Atkinson. Children’s Commissioner for England

  • ‘Students’ achievement is outstanding. They catch up quickly because teaching is outstanding, and their attendance, behaviour and personal development improve sharply.’

    Ofsted 2013

  • ‘Stonkingly Outstanding’

    Ofsted Inspector 2013

  • ‘I have found it refreshing to feel so positive about the service offered by DESC.’

    Mrs Christine Hall. Headteacher- Broadfield Primary School.

  • ‘I wouldn’t be doing so well if it wasn’t for all the staff at DESC, helping me for so long… I hope you’re doing well and proud of yourself for not giving up on people like me, you are all so amazing.

    Kerrie Backhouse, Student

  • ‘…thank you for believing in me’…

    Sophie, Student

  • ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being there for Tommy. Tommy has achieved a lot this year and grown in confidence, I believe this is down to the hard work and dedication of the staff at DESC.’

    Debbie Kerwin, Parent

  • When a vision becomes a reality the results can be extraordinary. This is DESC.

    Mark Watkin, County Councillor

  • “The judgement of outstanding means that you are exceptional and significant elements of your work are exemplary”

    Sir Michael Wilshaw (Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector)

  • “Students’ achievement is outstanding”

    Ofsted Jan 2013

  • “This is the Rolls Royce model of PRUs”

    Justin Donovan (Former Director of Education, Herts)

  • “I am so sad for leaving”

    Natasha Year 11

  • “I am really inspired by the centre and the work it does”

    Alternative provider

  • “Simply inspirational. This is how education should be for all learners”

    Tim Cook (PRU Headteacher)

  • “The young people at DESC are very fortunate to have such dedicated staff and great facilities”

    Malcolm Leigh (Integration Manager)

  • “You can really feel the warmth and the positive relationships with the young people”

    Constantine Marks (BTEC Verifier)

  • “A great learning environment”

    Graham Cunningham (Headteacher)

  • What an inspiring and optimistic place DESC is!

    Rhona Saviour (Her Majesties Inspectorate)

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KS3 - Outreach - Nurture
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Dacorum Education Support Centre
30 Tenzing Road
Hemel Hempstead
Herts HP2 4HS
T: 01442 247476
E: admin@desc.herts.sch.uk

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Washington Avenue
Hemel Hempstead
HP2 6NG 
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