John Whitehouse

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Pupil Reintegration Unit

by John Whitehouse on 1 February, 2008

I attended a regular management committee meeting of¬†Warwickshire’s Pupil Reintegration Unit yesterday evening. The “PRU” operates county-wide as a single entity, out of five centres, and is there to help and educate pupils who have been excluded from school, with the objective of reintegrating them back into mainstream education as rapidly as possible. The PRU staff are a skilled and dedicated team, working with some often very troubled young people and achieving fantastic results.

In the past it has sometimes proved hard to get excluded pupils accepted back into mainstream schools, but much closer working with school heads under the county’s overall Behaviour Strategy is starting to break down these barriers. The objective for the PRU must be to see it as a “revolving door” – with the great majority of its pupils getting back into mainstream schooling as quickly as possible.

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