Welcome to Milton Keynes Primary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)
Hello. We hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday with plenty of rest and good memories.
We are now here at the start of Autumn Term One, and the children are back in school. We wish them all an enjoyable and productive time whilst they are here at Milton Keynes Primary PRU and hope they learn lots.
A copy of our term dates for 2017 / 2018 Academic Year are available on our website.
Last year was another very successful year at Milton Keynes Primary PRU. We have been on quite a transformational journey over the past two years, and this year will build on those transformational changes so that we have an even greater optimal learning environment for the children.
This year we are focused on “Innovation and Creativity” and with that in mind, we have completely re-written our Creative Curriculum based on the latest brain science and how children learn. This Creative Curriculum has been designed not only to support academic progression but also to include therapeutic intervention to improve mental health and well-being.
We will continue to introduce new opportunities for the children so they are able to gain greater learning experiences and achieve their unique potential.
Our Calendar of Special Events for 2017 / 2018 is on our website for the whole of the year. In this first half term we have the following;
- National Poetry Day “Imagine A Poem”
- St. Mary’s Harvest Festival and Donations for the Food Cupboard
- Bridgebuilder Trust Assembly
- Outdoor Classroom Day
- Earth Sciences Week “Our Restless Earth”
- Art Gallery Exhibition “In the Spirit of… Inuit Art”
This Academic year we have a big focus on supporting children, families and staff in Healthier, Happier Lifestyles. We have completely reviewed our Physical Literacy and Well-being curriculum. As part of this, we have appointed a new Specialist Teaching Assistant to support the children. We have also applied for our Healthy School Award and Healthy Young Persons Award.
We have also begun our “Every Child is a Scientist” programme, to complement our “Every Child is an Artist”. Part of this work will be to create an optimal outdoor learning environment with the children. You will be able to follow the children’s learning and school development here on our website.
We continue to deliver our vision of; “High ambitions for all; Dreaming out loud together – Changing attitudes one step at a time”.
We are a small, short-stay strengths based school that provides for up to 25 pupils with high ambitions for the children who attend here.
We provide timely, short-term intervention for primary-aged pupils with social, emotional and mental health challenges (SEMH) who are struggling to manage in mainstream schools.
Within a caring and therapeutic environment, our skilled team works closely with schools and other agencies to:
Support and sustain pupils within mainstream provision
Provide opportunities, within an appropriate environment, that allow pupils to make the social, emotional and academic progress needed for returning to mainstream school
Support schools to manage the needs of their pupils as a dual placement with the PRU, so that pupils are able to transition back full-time into their own school
Reduce the number of permanently excluded children of primary school age.
Educate permanently excluded primary pupils, enabling them to return successfully to a new mainstream school.
We are proud of the education we offer our children and the high standards we maintain. We constantly strive to make our school a happy place where children’s achievements are recognised and rewarded at every level. Our emphasis is on praise, challenge and encouragement to increase children’s self-esteem and confidence.
This website is intended to keep you well informed about the the life and work of our school. If there is anything further you would like to know about our school then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
If you think you may be interested in requesting a dual placement to support a child, please contact us for an initial discussion.
We hope you enjoy our website and will continue to build on it in 2017 / 2018.
We wish every child an amazing journey – and an opportunity to become the very best they can be!
Ms Mills, Headteacher MK Primary PRU.
Milton Keynes Primary PRU Awarded Milton Keynes Health and Wellbeing Award 2017
“Adventures in Learning”
We are pleased to announce that Milton Keynes Primary PRU was officially awarded the Milton Keynes “Health and Wellbeing Award” on 20th September 2017. This follows on from being awarded “Healthy Schools” Status and becoming the first school in Milton Keynes to achieve “Asthma Friendly” Status.
The Milton Keynes Health and Wellbeing Award is for all settings who provide a service for children aged 0 - 19 years including: voluntary, private, independent and maintained providers including Children’s Centres, nurseries, schools, after schools clubs and childminders.
The aim of the Health and Wellbeing Award is to create healthy environments, which enable children, young people and their families to live healthier and happier lives. The Health and Wellbeing Award acts as a quality mark to show the setting is a health promoting environment.
Ms Mills, Headteacher said “We work in partnership with many agencies, families and children to support all children in our school to live happier, healthier lives. We are focused on Physical Literacy and developing Positive mental health and well-being. To support this we provide an Optimal Learning Environment.
Our Creative Curriculum engages children in deep learning, develops resilience and encourages participation in physical literacy and outdoor learning.
We are very pleased to have been awarded The Milton Keynes Health and Wellbeing Award and
will continue to build upon all the excellent progress we have achieved so far. In particular, this year, our School Improvement Development Plan focuses on developing an Optimal Outdoor Learning Environment where all children will have the opportunity to grow their own healthy and nutritional produce, explore how to use it and discover how it helps to sustain a healthy lifestyle. This is our Adventure in learning”.
Liz Wilson, Public Health Practitioner and Healthy Young Peoples Network co-ordinator said, “Supporting Children in Healthier choices and achieving the Milton Keynes Health and Wellbeing Award is a proactive approach and such a fantastic example of good practice”.