Offsite visits

Many of the children attending Whitehouse may not have experienced offsite visits at their mainstream setting due to the risks posed by challenging behaviour.

Visits and visitors are an essential part of our curriculum both as a way of sparking interest in learning and practising the skills needed to have a successful visit off the school site.

Children will rehearse changes to their routine and environment to allow them to manage these changes better when transitioning to their next educational setting. Whether it is a trip to a museum, park, gallery or theatre, by using these visits to enhance the curriculum we can re-engage the hardest-to-reach learners into the curriculum and ensure better learning outcomes for all.

Many of the visits reliant on an indoor venue have been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, however we continue to offer an enhanced curriculum through expert visitors coming in to school. Wherever possible we are also taking our offsite visits outdoors to ensure that the children still receive the same high quality, exciting, curriculum.

"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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