Set time

Our commitment to preparing children for the real world extends beyond the four walls of the classroom. Part of this is our daily dedicated Social Etiquette Training time, or SET.

Children are taught the skills needed for life in public including table manners, patience, hand hygiene and making healthy food choices through encouragement and following the lead of the classroom staff. It is important that as a valuable member of their class each child feels like they belong at the dinner table and they see any meal – whether breakfast, lunch or dinner – as an opportunity to connect with the other people in their life.

This all forms our view of the school as a community where the children are the caring and thoughtful citizens preparing to participate in society.

"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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