About the PPRS

 

The Primary Pupil Referral Service adopts an early intervention model of support to enable children to remain successfully where they belong in their mainstream school setting wherever possible. The majority of the service team therefore provides wide ranging, personalised in-school support to work in partnership with schools, parents / carers and other agencies in meeting the needs of children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

The Pupil Referral Unit provides full time education for pupils who require more intensive levels of assessment and intervention. Additional 1:1 teaching is also available for a small number of children who are referred with medical needs or those whose needs are more complex.

Our Vision: Thrive and Succeed

Our Mission: Nurturing an inclusive learning community

Our Core Values: Inspire Believe Achieve

The Primary Pupil Referral Service provides a stimulating and safe environment that offers unconditional care, guidance and support to engage all pupils in their learning journey.

  • We shall pursue opportunities to address your child's social, emotional and mental health needs.

  • We shall protect and nurture your child in a safe environment.

  • We shall reduce your child's barriers to learning within a broad and balanced curriculum.

  • We shall prepare your child for the next steps of their learning journey.

  • We shall work in partnerships with families, schools and agencies.

Admissions

Children are referred via the Single Point Referral where a panel will offer advice and recommendations. Following this consultations are held to consider appropriate support.

Referrals to the PPRS for the previous three years are outlined below:

 

SEMH

KS1

SEMH

 KS2

Day 6 KS1

Day 6 KS2

Medical KS1

Medical KS2

Total Referrals

2013-14

67

100

3

11

6

13

200

2014-15

48

73

4

15

6

17

163

2015-16

81

98

2

17

10

14

222

2016-17

59

86

3

15

3

8

174

TOTAL

759

Supported moves

A Supported move is an established process nationally and in Kirklees is a Managed Move/Transfer. This process is widely used in Kirklees High schools to effectively reduce permanent exclusions but not so in Primary schools. Current thinking is that to improve early intervention and reduce permanent exclusions in the Primary sector there could be a similar process introduced.

It was agreed in June 2016 at the Kirklees Learning & Skills Leadership Team (LSLT) that an approach working with volunteer schools from within the Schools as Community Hubs could be piloted 2016/17.This involved schools, the Primary Pupil Referral Service, the Exclusions team, Admissions and other agencies working together.

For more information on the Supported moves process, please see the document below.