Timetable at Moorbridge PRU

[1] All students have a full time timetable unless they have a severe medical or mental health reason (backed by a Consultant/Doctor/CAHMS) to state that they are unable to attend school full time

e.g. Student 1 has a PT Timetable due to half of her week being spent in a specialist provision for anorexia.
Student 2 has a PT timetable as they are in the process of gender realignment and have not attended school for 18 months. 
All part time timetables are agreed with parents/ carers and registered with Angela Horncastle in the Attendance and Placement Service.

[2]  All pupils are grouped according to their individual needs – occasionally a pupil may not fit into anyone particular group and thus we have to devise an individual timetable

e.g.  Student 3 – has a diagnosis of ASD, Tourette’s and serious medical issues relating to his heart and lungs – can not attend till 10am due to the medications the pupil is taking and is struggling to develop relationships with pupils of his own age – personalised timetable with a combination of KS4 and KS3 lessons to meet his needs.

[3]  The groups in Key Stage 3 are:

  • Extremely Anxious/Vulnerable/MH   (Yellow & Orange)
  • Sports Academy   (Green)
  • Extreme Social & Emotional/Behaviours (Red and Blue)
Red – Social and Emotional – Behavioural Issues –serious disruption has been caused in school by these pupils and their management has to be strict, tight and consistent.

Blue – Social and Emotional – Behavioural Issues – some disruption but there are often underlying SEN issues which have caused the pupil distress in their mainstream school, a variety of services are involved with these pupils and again, strict consistent handling to ensure that the pupil’s behaviour is kept under control.

Orange – These pupils have a variety of issues, mainly anxious and vulnerable with some challenging behaviours.  These pupils require an extremely nurturing and flexible environment to meet their individual needs.

Yellow – These pupils are extremely anxious and vulnerable with a wide range of MH issues, often having tried to commit suicide or have depression alongside other conditions such as ASD.  These pupils require a highly nurturing environment with a great deal of flexibility for those times when their MH difficulties  are extreme.

Green – The KS3 Sports Academy – the pupils in this group have the full Range of needs from Anxious/Vulnerable/MH to Social & Emotional/Behavioural nevertheless, all these pupils have been or are actively involved in sport or have an interest in sport – therefore with these pupils we use to sports to re-engage them with education, develop self esteem and confidence.  Pupils study a full range of subjects as well as before and after school sports sessions and often partake in sporting activities with other PRUs and schools.

Purple - A second KS3 Sports Academy whereby many of the pupils have limited concentration span and activity is built into all of their lessons in order to achieve engagement and enjoyment.

[4]  KS4 Groups

The groups in Key Stage 4 are:
  • Extremely Anxious/Vulnerable/MH   
  • Anxious/Vulnerable but outward behaviours
Pupils in KS4 are grouped.  This depends on their MH, Physical Health and Social and Emotional Issues.  

The groupings in KS4 are:

Amber – students in this group have severe MH and are Vulnerable and anxious.  There is often high level CAHMS involvement with medical psychiatrists (eg Anorexia, Self Harm, Suicide attempts etc).  The pupils find great difficulty in socialising outside of their own classroom but a lot of work is completed with these pupils to ‘bridge the gap’ to the future.  Most of these pupils have high academic levels at KS2.

The Food Pathway – this group of students have an interest in Food and Cooking both now and as a possible career choice in the future.  Pupils have MH, Physical and Social and Emotional needs and the majority will have CAHMS involved.  Pupils during this school year will complete additional qualifications in Catering, Food and Nutrition and Food Hygiene.  For pupils progressing into Year 11 next year we are looking at Employment and Enterprise Qualifications around Food topics.  However, they may choose next year to follow a different subject route.

The Sports Pathway – like KS3 these pupils have additional  sporting opportunities within the day to help improve engagement, mental and physical health.  Pupils have MH, Physical and Social and Emotional needs and the majority will have CAHMS involved. Pupils will complete the Cambridge Progression Sports Qualification as well as other Sport and Leadership Qualifications and lead a range of activities in other academic establishments.

Aqua – the students in this provision have severe MH needs  (CAHMS and medical interventions outside of school) but do demonstrate some challenging  behaviours.  The pupils in this class have a range of interests and therefore need a range of subjects to choose from.  A lot of work is completed around preparation for life beyond school and pupils are offered vocational placements.

Gold - these students all have medical and MH issues and have a high level of external interventions meaning that they have are not been able to attend school full time.  These pupils all have the backing of a Consultant and need specialised either 1:1 or very short time tuition. These students are gradually building up to full time education.

In KS4 English there is a two year rolling SOW which covers the same skills but different topics.  Pupils will sit their GCSE English in Year 10 and if they gain a 5 or above they would not complete this the following year and complete alternative qualifications.  If they get less than a Level 5 they would re sit the following year to improve the level.  Occasionally in English individual students are identified for Functional Skills Level 1.

The range of qualifications in English and Maths are:
• Entry Level Qualifications
• EDEXCEL Awards
• Functional Skills

[5]  Additional support – if pupils are identified by their initial screening tests as having additional SEN needs or they already have these identified by other services previously (eg L&C, Dyslexia etc.)  pupils will receive 1:1 intervention during each week.  Pupils will also be able to access a guidance counsellor to ensure that pastoral issues are addressed and to minimise disruption to their academic work.

[6] Understanding your pupils Curriculum -
• All pupils will be assigned a group
• The timetable is divided into groups
• The CPOMS information that you receive weekly will indicate the group the pupil is in
• From this you can see which subjects your student has and when
• Particularly in KS3 the pupil may move groups according to an escalation of needs or staff identifying other needs over time.

Moorbridge PRU,
Jan 18, 2020, 8:36 AM
Moorbridge PRU,
Jan 18, 2020, 8:36 AM