Once Burton PRU has been approached with a fully completed referral form (or permenant exclusion notification forms) and a place has been agreed by the Head of School the following induction process is started.
A pre-admissions meeting will be arranged between the student and family and the Head of School. This meeting is quite lengthy so that we can quickly get to know each student and their family; discuss their aspirations, how they prefer to learn and work etc. Which other agencies are or have been involved with working with each student and their families. It is also a start to building up positive working relationships – so that together we can empower each student to achieve the success that they deserve and outline the start of a learning journey with a clear explanation of what options are initially available.
Each student will start Burton PRU with a general short induction programme, which is usually over three / four days (but can take up to 10 days) which includes some key assessments etc. This process is the starting point to establish good positive working relationships betweeneach student and the staff. It is a time to settle in and start a new way of learning and wanting to learn.
Each student will then begin their new learning journey – that is likely to be different as each student’s needs are different. We aim to ensure that the next phase of thier learning journey is appropirately planned and achieved – this might be to return to mainstream or remain with BPRU to sit a range of GCSE qualifications and move into POST16 reaching their aspirations.