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Other Services And Costs

This page describes the services that the Buckinghamshire Primary PRU could offer to mainstream schools in Buckinghamshire beyond the LA-commissioned pupil and whole-school outreach, and inreach packages. The costs for our services are reviewed regularly and are subject to change. Any change in price will be discussed when booking our services. We also offer bespoke services and prices will be discussed when agreeing your needs.


PRU staff who deliver the training/service are all experienced and judged to be competent either through attending an accredited course, having the relevant qualifications or by formal observation and performance management by line managers. The cost of these services fall into one of two brackets:


  1. The following services have an additional specific cost to schools:





The Buckinghamshire Primary Pupil Referral Unit is coordinating the roll out of Steps training in mainstream primary schools in Buckinghamshire. Please see our Steps page for more details.

Extended Outreach


Towards the end of the standard ten sessions of individual pupil outreach a formal review is held. If both PRU and school staff agree a further period of outreach support is necessary, then the standard service will continue for up to a maximum of a further ten sessions followed by a final review.


If, however, the PRU do not feel that on-going standard outreach support is appropriate, either at the end of the initial or secondary programme, then it is possible for the school to ask for an individual package to be developed. This individualised service will incur a cost of £50 per additional session of outreach.


2.  The following services have an additional cost to schools: £100 an hour, £300 for half a day, £600 for a full day.


Behaviour Management


For those schools where it is highly unlikely that a pupil will need to be physically managed, behaviour management training is offered to either the whole staff team or specific groups such as teachers, teaching assistants or midday supervisors.  The training consists of a PowerPoint presentation which covers areas such as reasons for poor behaviour, de-escalation techniques and staff duty of care.


Formal Coaching and Mentoring


The PRU can provide coaching and mentoring for individual school staff to support them in developing their skills to manage classroom behaviour. This can be tailored to meet the needs of either teachers or classroom support staff. In addition, senior staff at the PRU can provide a mentoring service to headteachers and/or their senior team to help them develop their skills and knowledge to successfully implement behaviour policies, actions plans or whole school initiatives.



Behaviour Review


In preparation for an inspection, a senior member of PRU staff can spend time in a school reviewing the behaviour aspect of the personal development, behaviour and welfare judgement. Together with senior members of school staff learning walks, lesson observations, systems scrutiny and meetings with staff will be completed to help the school self-evaluate this area.