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Excel and Exceed Centre

Excel and Exceed Centre is the specialist provider of education for all young people admitted to Cygnet Hospital Bury. Teaching happens within a school unit, equipped with an ICT suite and an interactive whiteboard. The school also has access to a kitchen, gymnasium, outside courtyard and therapeutic garden.
“Our vision at Excel and Exceed Centre at Cygnet Hospital Bury is to provide a safe, enjoyable and purposeful educational experience for all our young people during their stay. The care and support offered by the staff at Excel and Exceed Centre means that young people are helped to celebrate their differences and achieve their goals, enabling them to be successful in the future and prepared for their next steps. The staff at the Centre work in partnership with all stakeholders to ensure the education provided mirrors the community provision. All the while embracing the Cygnet Values – care, respect, empower, trust and integrity.”

This vision was collectively created by Excel and Exceed education staff, young people and the Local Education Board, and was finalised on 19th April 2021.

The below academic sessions sit within the blocks marked ‘education’ on the example timetable:

  • KS3 & 4: 4 x English, 4 x Maths, 3 x Science, 3 x Humanities / Options / Creative, 1 x Form Time / PSCHE
  • KS5: 12 x Personalised Sessions (including Maths and English if required), 2 x Employability, 1 x Form Time / PSCHE

“All the teachers have been helpful and supportive. They have helped me to gain confidence in myself.”Student, Excel and Exceed Centre

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The Excel and Exceed Centre includes the following teaching and non-teaching staff:

  • Ed Hall – Head of Education
  • Vicky Povey – Headteacher
  • Jayne Rowlands – Education Officer and Designated Teacher CLA, Pastoral and Wellbeing Lead
  • Rebecca Wood – Teacher and Teaching, Learning and Assessment Lead
  • Louise Hardwick – Teacher
  • Shaneela Joshi – Teacher
  • Francis McMahon – Teacher
  • John Morrison – Teacher
  • Rachel Rix – National SEN Case Co-ordinator
  • Joanne Rider – Teaching Assistant / Teacher
  • Sonia Malick – Teaching Assistant


Ed Hall, Tel: 0161 762 7212
Email: [email protected]
Address: Cygnet Hospital Bury, Buller Street, off Bolton Road, Bury, BL8 2BS

Jayne Rowlands, Tel: 0161 762 4358
Email: [email protected]
Address: Cygnet Hospital Bury, Buller Street, off Bolton Road, Bury, BL8 2BS

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