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Welcome to Trafford Alternative Education

Our website is designed to give you an insight into our school community, the work of our students, the quality of education we endeavor to deliver, and the values and vision that underpin our work.

On behalf of the: students, staff, and governors, I would like to welcome you to Trafford Alternative Education Provision. Every student is acknowledged as an individual and we aim for all to reach their true potential. We believe that every student has an innate talent and can experience success as they develop into young adults through the supportive, nurturing, and caring environment that we provide.

As the Executive Headteacher of TAEP, I am passionate about removing barriers and opening new doors to support our students to achieve their DREAMS. Our school motto is “Dare to Dream” and focuses on 2nd chances. Our whole school vision is for our students to believe that they can achieve their goals and that they leave us acquiring the skills to become happy and successful adults.

Executive Headteacher’s Message

Linda H Thompson

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TAEP has a committed and dedicated staff team who go that “extra mile” to ensure our students have a positive, nurturing educational experience. We celebrate “small steps” be it an improvement in academic achievement, attendance, behaviour, or personal development.

​All staff are committed to providing a holistic education experience to support our students with complex and undiagnosed SEND. Our broad and balanced flexible curriculum is designed to offer academic qualifications alongside developing personal development skills for life and work.

We will achieve this by:

  • Providing a responsive, flexible, creative, and high-quality curriculum;
  • Promoting inclusion for some of Trafford’s most vulnerable young people
  • Developing a nurturing and safe environment

We are dedicated to multi-agency partnerships working to get the best outcomes for our students.

Parents/ Carers are vital to making this possible and we value your contributions in developing our holistic educational offer.

We will continue to find creative and alternative methods to support our students and their families. Our core work is encapsulated by our “Dare to Dream” slogan.

Enjoy finding out more about TAEP by browsing our website. Visits are encouraged and welcomed: we would be delighted to show you around our amazing school. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.