Attendance

Good attendance and punctuality are important if the PRU is to have an impact in supporting the child find the right educational setting. Teaching and learning time must be maximised for each child to receive a full curriculum entitlement and be exposed to opportunities to practise the skills needed for learning.

Whitehouse aims to achieve good attendance and punctuality by operating a policy within which staff, pupils, parents and the Education Welfare Service can work in partnership.

The school monitors attendance and lateness, and addresses any problems identified.

Parents have a responsibility to ensure that their children receive full time education. Regular attendance is essential if children are to progress with their learning and personal development.

"Whitehouse Pupil Referral Unit is a calm and friendly environment."

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"Pupils are happy, enjoy coming to school and say that they feel safe."

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"Staff know the pupils well and pupils respond to these positive relationships."

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"Parents comment that their children’s behaviour improves significantly after joining the school."

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"By the time a pupil leaves the school, they are well prepared for either mainstream school or specialist provision."

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"Leaders, staff and governors are ambitious for pupils to achieve their potentials."

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"Teachers plan lessons and the sequences of lessons carefully so that pupils’ learning is secure."

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"Teachers encourage pupils to develop a love of reading. Pupils have access to lots of different types of books."

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"Pupils enjoy taking part in a wide range of activities that broaden their learning."

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"Pupils can concentrate on their work because behaviour is managed exceptionally well."

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"Members of the governing body and the wider academy trust are ambitious for the school and for what pupils can achieve."

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"Pupils’ ability to manage their own anger and emotions improves after joining the school."

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