A message from our Chief Executive, Jayne Wilson

“I am so privileged to work at Petty Pool, a place which continues to inspire everyone involved, as it has done for the past 35 years.

Two words sum up what we are about and what we strive daily to achieve: ‘Happy Learners’. Our aim is to educate, train and support young people, either via our excellent Vocational College which supports students with learning disabilities to prepare for their adult life, or in our Outdoor Centre, which supports the personal development of all young people.

At the heart of Petty Pool’s success is the on-going involvement of young people in everything we do, as well as our commitment to working in partnership with stakeholders. All involved work tirelessly to support our young people.

Most of all, Petty Pool’s success is about the excellent staff and volunteers who work diligently with passion, commitment and a huge array of skills to deliver a service which is simply extraordinary.”

A message from our Director of Student Services, Nicola Colenso

“I’m extremely proud to have taken this organisation on its evolutionary journey from fledgling sheltered workshop trust into well-established further and outdoor education provider.

An individualised, holistic approach to personal development is key to learners’ path to success; We ask learners what their hopes and aspirations for the future are and support them to realise these, facilitating their chosen route and reducing barriers. Social, emotional and behavioural development complements outstanding vocational training, work experience and a multitude of opportunities above and beyond the curriculum.

Phenomenal outcomes speak for themselves. The immeasurable, transformative difference in each and every student from initial starting point through to graduation is utterly remarkable. Petty Pool truly is changing lives for the better. Long may it continue. Take advantage of our Open Door policy…come and see for yourself!”

The Petty Pool Management Team

HAZEL
CURRICULUM DIRECTOR

Mary
QUALITY DIRECTOR

LYNETTE
FINANCE MANAGER

MARIA
LEARNING SUPPORT MANAGER

LINDA
WORK-BASED LEARNING MANAGER

CLAIRE
OUTDOOR CENTRE MANAGER