Teenage parents support
The Teenage parent team is part of Sefton Council's
Complementary Education Service.
To teach and support the continuing education of young people of
statutory school age who are unable to access mainstream education
during a period of maternity leave.
What do we do?
- Support schools in ensuring that they are meeting
responsibilities to provide a minimum statutory entitlement for
pupils who cannot attend school during a maternity leave, and
enable schools to educate the young person with minimal
- Liaise closely with the host school to implement a continuing
education plan and ensure continuity of provision.
- Oversee the work provided by schools in core subjects and other
curriculum areas, so that pregnant schoolgirls and school age
mothers are not disadvantaged.
- Provide teaching in the home, hospital, libraries, schools and
small groups (on a case by case basis) for sick, phobic and
pregnant pupils to enable them to mix with their peers, gain in
confidence and prepare them for reintegration.
- Provide pupils with PC/ laptop access in the home or teaching
base and supportive software, curriculum on line and video lessons
to establish effective links with schools and services to minimise
disruption to pupils' education, raise attainment and access
positive learning opportunities.
- Liaise with outside agencies, schools and families to
develop strategies to raise levels of achievement for sick
children/ school age pregnancy. To support the attendance
of young women with re-integration into school, further education,
work or training.
Copies of the 'Education of School Age Mothers -
Information for Parents' (PDF
document) can be downloaded here. They are also available
from Ann Jones from Complementary Education on 01704
Further information for schools can also be downloaded here.
Information for practitioners can be found on Pathways
for teen parents.
You can contact the Complementary Education Service for further help
Last Updated on 7/13/2012