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Curriculum and Classes

We aim to provide a nurturing and supportive environment where our pupils can all become successful learners.  Each pupil’s individual needs are addressed through differentiated access to the primary curriculum.  Pupils have reading, writing and maths daily and the agreed PRU curriculum outlines when foundation subjects will be taught. The phonics scheme used throughout the three sites is Read, Write Inc. Phonics is taught daily to all children who require it. When a child no longer requires phonics teaching, then they will have daily reading lessons.  Pupils are encouraged to develop independence and motivation in a secure environment where they can also develop skills in:


  • Social and emotional aspects of learning

  • Language and communication


It is the responsibility of the staff at the PRU to deliver highly effective education to all pupils who attend. Detailed plans to support the quality of education delivered within the PRU are shared with all classroom colleagues, with training and support to ensure a consistent approach throughout the PRU. Appropriate steps are taken to differentiate according to individual needs of pupils.


Alongside the formal, academic curriculum, pupils are also taught how to appropriately manage their feelings and behaviour as this is why most pupils are referred.


All teachers follow the primary curriculum in order to support pupils to make better than expected progress in all curriculum areas. Pupils’ work is recorded, marked and fedback to them to support their progress in learning, and teaching staff adhere to the PRU’s agreed Marking Policy for consistency across all three sites. Specific interventions are in place for those pupils who need additional support as identified through gaps in their learning. 


Parents are encouraged to support their child’s learning through positive support with appropriate homework as detailed in the PRU’s Homework Policy. They are also encouraged to attend regular Open Afternoons which showcase the achievements of their child throughout a term and to meet with their child’s lead teacher as appropriate. Parents of full time pupils have termly progress meetings to discuss both academic and non-academic progress.


Please click on the links below to access this academic year's curriculum. Should you wish to have more detail about the specific subject elements taught then please contact your nearest primary PRU site.