Our Curriculum

Each stage of our curriculum begins with rigorous assessment procedures and information gathering that allow us to pitch learning at an appropriate level from Day 1 of a child’s placement at Whitehouse. Following initial assessment our curriculum is rooted in three principles:

– Basic Skills

– Re-engagement in the National Curriculum

– Personal Development

The intense focus on basic skills means that no child is left behind and allows them to reintegrate successfully with their peers at the end of their placement. Teaching and learning sparks interest in the National Curriculum, allowing children to experience academic success and improve self-esteem.

A structured approach to personal development promotes improvement in each child’s independence, self-management, social skills and attitude to learning. Combined, these three elements of our curriculum give children at Whitehouse the best possible chance of a successful transition to their next educational setting.

Further information

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

"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."

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

"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."

Ofsted