Welcome to Milton Keynes Primary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)
Autumn Term 2 Academic Year 2018 / 2019
Hello. Here we are at the start of Autumn Term Two and heading towards the festive season. This is always an exciting half term with lots of celebrations. We look forward to seeing some of you at our festive celebrations.
End of Autumn Term 2 and Start of Spring Term 1 2018 / 2019
Our last day of school this half term is Friday 21st December 2018 at 12.00 noon for children attending school. Friday 4th January 2019 is an Inset Day. Children will return to school on Monday 7th January 2019 at 8.45 am. Our full list of term dates are available on our website.
Art Gallery Exhibition “In the Spirit of… Ansel Adams” and Christmas Carol Concert
On Friday 21st December 2018 10.00 – 12.00 noon all parents / carers are invited into school for our wonderful Art Gallery Exhibition and Christmas Carol Concert.
For those who have not yet attended an exhibition, this is a lovely event that the children host and showcase their work as part of our “Every Child is an Artist” curriculum. We look forward to welcoming you to our school for this very special event and offering you traditional festive refreshments,
Bletchley Poetry Festival
The children have been participating in the Bletchley Poetry Festival. A Performance Poet has visited our school to support the children in writing poetry focused on emotions. Some of this poetry will then be showcased by the children at a Bletchley Poetry Festival on Thursday 29th November 2018. This is part of a BPOS (Bletchley Partnership of Schools) Initiative and supports children’s love of writing.
Our website is continually being updated. We have a lot of really useful and helpful information on here. If there is anything else you would like to see on here that you would find useful please contact us and we will see if we can put that on to our website.
Our Journey continues….
As you know, we are now in year 4 of our transformational journey and we are about to move forwards with the second phase of our journey. So, watch this space as we begin to introduce some different ways of working across our school over the next few months. We will be introducing a more therapeutic way of working with the children and implement some new therapies in our school. It is an exciting time here at Milton Keynes Primary PRU.
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 (including 3 out of county commissioned places).
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, safe 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 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.
Schools – Dual Placement
If you think you may be interested in requesting a dual placement to support a child, please contact us for an initial discussion and we are happy to talk through the process with you.
We hope you enjoy our website and will continue to build on it in 2018 / 2019.
We wish every child an amazing journey – and an opportunity to become the very best they can be!
Ms Mills, Headteacher
We are pleased to announce that Milton Keynes Primary PRU has been officially awarded their Bronze ECO Schools Award.
Eco Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. It can help to enhance the curriculum and unite the whole school behind something important.
The Eco-Schools programme provides a unique opportunity that empowers pupils to lead change within their school and have a positive impact in their wider community. The programme encourages pupils of all ages and abilities to work together to develop their knowledge and environmental awareness. Independent research into the Eco-Schools programme in England found evidence of the positive impacts on pupils, including increased confidence, development of leaderships skills, improved pupil well-being and behaviour and greater motivation at school.
Ms Mills, Headteacher said “At Milton Keynes Primary PRU we are working with children on a daily basis to help them to understand that they can make positive changes in their lives themselves, and we show them how this is possible. As part of our Leadership Challenge we developed ECO Guardians to lead on improving our Outdoor Optimal Learning Environment.
The ECO Guardians lead an Environmental Audit across our school and with all of the children, they developed their ideas of how we can improve the environment of our school. They then went on to develop an Action plan for the next year.
Some of the things we will be focussing on over the next year is creating an ECO Wildlife and well-being Garden, energy saving, linking to another school from around the world, taking part in our “mini Olympics”, creating an edible garden, improving our recycling and explore how we can conserve water.
These are all very important issues to the children in our school, and to the future of their lives and the planet. The children recognise that the positive changes they make now will create “New Hope for the Future.”
Councillor Veronica Belcher, Chair of Milton Keynes Primary PRU Management Committee said,
“We are very pleased to have been awarded the ECO Schools Bronze Award and we will continue to build upon this achievement so far. I know that the ECO Guardians are very keen to move forwards to achieve their Silver ECO Award. It is so important for children to lead on improving the environment as it is their future. I look forward to sitting in their garden for well-being and enjoying the sound of the birds and scent of the flowers”.