The Secondary Pupil Referral Unit provides:
Short stay, full time education for young people who live in South Glos and have been permanently excluded (PEX) from school in Years 7 to 11.
- Short stay placements are admitted within 6 days of a PEX and typically stay for up to 7 week, depending upon the dates of the ‘Pupil Exclusion Placement panel’ (PEPP)meeting
- Short stay students are placed in a second mainstream school as a result of the decision made by the ‘Pupil Exclusion Placement panel’ (PEPP).
- Short stay students have access to a core curriculum offer including English, Maths, Science, PE, PSHE, DT and Art
- Short stay students also complete a programme of skills that focus on developing social skills, mentoring and self-regulating techniques, to support a successful transition to the second mainstream school placement.
Long stay, full time education for young people who reside in South Glos;
- Where a student has been permanently excluded from two schools, or when professionals involved with the student believe it is not appropriate for them to return directly to a mainstream school
- Who are in receipt of an ‘Education Health Care Plan’ (EHCP) and waiting for a placement in a specialist provision
- Who are extremely vulnerable and need education in an alternative setting to mainstream, until EHCP assessments have been completed and suitable provision can be agreed
- Long stay students have access to a core curriculum offer including English, Maths, Science, PE, PSHE, DT and Art
- Long stay students have access to greater flexibility in their programmes. In addition to the core offer they can complete a range of enrichment programmes in life skills, forest schools, music technology, cooking, sports, work experience and careers guidance. As well as access to taster courses such as construction, plumbing, mechanics, hair and beauty etc.
- In a small number of cases it may be appropriate for long stay students to complete their programme off site. In all cases, the quality of the programme is closely monitored.
- All students also have access to a range of intervention programmes and mentoring that focus on developing social skills, coping strategies, self-regulating techniques and CEIAG guidance, to support a successful transition to Post 16 provision