Welcome – PRU KS3

Welcome to the Central Hub Brighton Pupil Referral Unit

The PRU works with primary and secondary children and young people experiencing difficulties at their mainstream school, at risk of permanent exclusion or having been permanently excluded.

Our highly skilled and dedicated staff ensure that our pupils are at the heart of everything we do. We work hard to provide a safe and welcoming environment where everyone is valued and encouraged to respect themselves and others. We recognise strengths and individual needs through our personalised and flexible provision, offering a rich learning environment with a strong emphasis on therapeutic support that enables our pupils to re-engage with learning and help them to maximise their potential.

We work in partnership with families and professionals to provide a strong team around the individual and a better understanding of their strengths and needs.

Alongside our core curriculum, an important aspect of our work is helping students understand how the brain functions in order to give them the tools to moderate and choose different behaviours. In doing this we work together to open minds to new learning experiences, build resilience and self-esteem and ensure they are equipped for the next steps in their education; whether this be a return to mainstream school, specialist provision or, post 16 options.

I hope that the information on our website gives you an insight into the fantastic work of the Central Hub Brighton PRU, the achievements and positive experiences of the pupils who attend, and the endeavour and commitment of the staff who work here.

Tim Self – Head Teacher

Welcome to the Key Stage 3 Pupil Referral Unit

We work with students in year 7, 8 and 9, their families and mainstream schools, to provide a short term, assessment programme that offers the opportunity to take time to reflect on past education experiences and to work together to find new ways to facilitate positive re-engagement with learning in the future.

Our aim is to help young people to develop their self-esteem and resilience to achieve a fresh start in their mainstream school by better understanding themselves as learners. Students are actively involved in shaping their programme from induction to exit.

Our curriculum offer is broad and balanced with a focus on personal growth and the development of key skills needed to succeed in learning and life. Alongside core National Curriculum subjects, we offer academic and creative options and learner led project-based learning, as well as enrichment opportunities. We also have strong links with the local community, youth groups and service providers.

We offer the opportunity for students to explore and reflect in a safe and nurturing space, where everyone is valued equally and all have a voice.

Mutual respect is a core value here at the PRU and diversity is both celebrated and discussed through weekly themes and assemblies as well as across the curriculum offer.

We have high expectations for our students and are immensely proud of their achievements and the progress they make in the short time that they are with us.

Penny Langridge – Key Stage 3 lead