Intent statement

Leaders and teachers design a curriculum to prepare children for life as caring and thoughtful citizens. We use rapid and accurate assessments to build on prior learning that develops key concepts and knowledge and broadens children’s vocabulary. Teaching is adapted to the meet the needs of the whole child, providing opportunities to access and succeed within the National Curriculum.

Our curriculum diet intertwines academic and personal development, identifying appropriate starting points for each child and targeting next steps for learning.

Delivering our curriculum in a way which reignites a love of learning is critical to improving the life chances of our children. We achieve this by prioritising:

Delivering our curriculum in a way which reignites a love of learning is critical to improving the life chances of our children. We achieve this by prioritising:

  • Reading, so children can access and understand the world around them with independence;
  • Creativity and the arts, giving children the outlet to express themselves and find their passion;

  • Physical education, to promote healthy lifestyles and show the value of teamwork;
  • Computing and online citizenship, highlighting the importance of keeping safe in a digital society;
  • Outdoor learning and community links, to help children see themselves as a member of a wider community and understand how they can be a valuable member of that group.

"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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