Our Personal Development Mentors offer targeted support for children in their areas of need that go beyond the National Curriculum such as wellbeing, self-esteem and self-management.
Working alongside class teams, Mentors ensure that personal development needs are quickly identified and that these needs are met in the classroom by adjusting the environment and teaching strategies.
Mentors also offer 1:1 sessions for children with high levels of need, ensuring that they have the support needed to be successful at school.
Mike Walker – Personal Development and Behaviour Lead
Sam Headley – Personal Development Mentor
“Whitehouse Pupil Referral Unit is a calm and friendly environment.”
“Pupils are happy, enjoy coming to school and say that they feel safe.”
“Staff know the pupils well and pupils respond to these positive relationships.”
“Parents comment that their children’s behaviour improves significantly after joining the school.”
“By the time a pupil leaves the school, they are well prepared for either mainstream school or specialist provision.”
“Leaders, staff and governors are ambitious for pupils to achieve their potentials.”
“Teachers encourage pupils to develop a love of reading. Pupils have access to lots of different types of books.”
“Pupils enjoy taking part in a wide range of activities that broaden their learning.”
“Pupils can concentrate on their work because behaviour is managed exceptionally well.”
“Members of the governing body and the wider academy trust are ambitious for the school and for what pupils can achieve.”
“Pupils’ ability to manage their own anger and emotions improves after joining the school.”