Park Primary PRU is a KS1 and KS2 Pupil Referral Unit. We specialise in supporting young people who have not been able to maintain a placement in their local school either due to a social, emotional or behavioural difficulty or a medical condition.
At Park Primary PRU we strive to provide a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so that they can learn in a calm and secure atmosphere. We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities to their best abilities in an enjoyable and secure environment and be protected from harm. This is the responsibility of all adults employed or invited to deliver services at Park Primary PRU. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual or social abuse, neglect and bullying. We are a safe school and we ensure that our children learn, share and grow together.
Park Primary PRU recognises that pupils placed on roll have experienced difficulties in responding to the day-to-day challenges of a mainstream school. They require personalised support in extending their range of emotional, social and behavioural skills and achieving appropriate learning outcomes.
Class teachers work together in groups according to their class abilities. They meet regularly to discuss and plan engaging and exciting topics that provide as much curriculum coverage as possible. Curriculum areas that cannot be covered in this way are taught discretely. Topics are decided upon based on children’s interests and National Curriculum objectives.
Opportunities for Speaking and Listening are optimised and basic skills, including scientific enquiry are delivered through this holistic approach to teaching.
Teaching staff do their upmost to enthuse the children and broaden their experiences of the topics via off site visits, visitors into the school and shared experiences of the wider school community.
Children’s achievements are celebrated regularly in the school through displays in classrooms and shared areas, structured play and interactive displays, in topic work books and during the schools weekly celebration assembly. Many classes also have a ‘Year in the Life of’ book which shows many of the engaging and extra-curricular experiences that the children have had.
All children admitted to Park Primary will already have identified special education need, primarily for social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Additional needs may also be identified from previous school information, parental/carer input and staff observation.
Parent/carer involvement in their child’s education is seen a critical at Park Primary, a partnership we actively seek to maximise throughout the school year. Park Primary’s intention is to ensure all parent/carers feel valued by the school and that they recognise their integral role in their child’s progress and development.
To develop this partnership parents/carers are encouraged to attend regular school events ranging from coffee morning to parental teacher consultation days. Parents/carers will also be contacted by class teachers weekly in all matters relating to progress and wellbeing of their child in school. Contact from parents/carers is welcomed at any time.
In order to meet the special education needs of Park Primary pupils the school works closely with a number of linked agencies. Agencies include: