Welcome to Young Mothers Provision

The Young Mothers’ Provision at Baldragon Academy caters for the extra needs of pregnant schoolgirls and young mothers with their babies from across the city. The unit is staffed by a Depute Head and Principal Teacher of Guidance supported by a designated YMP support worker and two qualified Early Years Practitioners.

Staff

Depute Head                                         - Samantha Lowe

Principal Teacher Guidance/YMU         -  Jill Honeyman

YMP Support Worker                              -  Maureen King

Early Years Practitioner                          -  Maureen Malone

Early Years Practitioner                           -  Vikki Jeffrey

Head Teacher (Jessie Porter)                  -  Fiona Ferrier

Head Teacher (Baldragon)                      -  Kenneth Hearn

 

Service offered to young mothers

We offer young women the opportunity to continue with their education both before and after their babies are born.

The pupils attend mainstream classes and follow a slightly reduced timetable of subjects. This enables them to access an enhanced curriculum specific to being a parent and gives them valuable study periods.

Within Jessie Porter Nursery we have a very well equipped baby room.  This is run by two experienced Early Years Practitioners.  Mums are timetabled to spend one period per week in the nursery with their babies and also have part of their lunchtimes there.

As well as mainstream subjects, girls are also offered extra-curricular opportunities via a variety of partner agencies to enhance their learning and understanding of parenthood.

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