We all like to think that our children will have an easy ride through school, but some young people struggle with mainstream education. TRACKS PRU is a school that caters for children who aren’t able to attend a mainstream school due to diagnosed social anxiety.
WHAT IS A PUPIL REFERRAL UNIT?
PRUs are a type of school that caters for children who aren’t able to attend a mainstream school.
Pupils are often referred there if they need greater care and support than their school can provide.
Children who attend TRACKS PRU are in Y10 + Y11 and have diagnosed social anxiety as their primary need.
EVERYBODY DESERVES ANOTHER CHANCE
YOU CAN TURN THINGS AROUND
LIFE IS GOOD AT TRACKS
WHY SEND A CHILD TO A PRU?
The local authority has a duty to provide a suitable full-time education to all children of school age. PRUs are funded by the local authority, and fulfil this obligation for children.
Pupils are typically referred to a PRU by their school, and you should be closely involved in the process as a parent. There is a specific referral process for Tracks unlike other PRU’s and admissions are NOT through the normal school admission process. The attached referral needs to be completed by the school.
WHAT WILL YOUR CHILD LEARN AT A PRU?
PRUs don’t have to teach the full National Curriculum, but they should aim to provide a broad and balanced education that covers as much of the Curriculum as possible.
They should make it a priority to teach English, maths, science, computing, and personal, social and health education (PSHE).
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A PRU?
Although attending a PRU is often seen as a last resort, it can have great benefits for pupils who are having difficulties at school.
TRACKS PRU is staffed by highly qualified and experienced teachers, who have expertise in dealing with SEN, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Pupils will have access to support from social workers, educational psychologists and counsellors, who can help them with their problems.
Class sizes are typically small, allowing pupils more one-to-one attention.
Rather than receiving a one-size-fits-all education, pupils will have an education plan and timetable designed specifically to meet their needs.
This means that pupils tend to be more motivated and confident, which in turn improves attendance and attainment.
OUR 2018 GCSE RESULTS
62% of students achieved greater than 5 GCSEs.
46% of students achieved greater than 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above.
31% of students achieved greater than 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above.