The PSU, also known as the Pupil Referral Unit, accommodates pupils who, by reason of behaviour difficulties, have been removed from the mainstream school for most or all of their timetable. In the Unit the emphasis is on basic skills and behaviour modification. Frequent contact with parents/carers helps to form a joint approach to improving the pupil’s prospects.
Where appropriate progress is made in terms of general behaviour, a pupil will be offered phased reintegration to their home school, which will continue as long as it is successful.
Where no progress made, consideration will be given to alternative strategies, ranging from offsite provision to a move to a fresh start in another school. Parents/carers are involved in all such deliberations.