SEN Local Offer

(Please see the bottom of this page for a downloadable Moorbridge SEN report)

Moorbridge Pupil Referral Unit is a fully inclusive place of learning which ensures that all pupils achieve their potential personally, socially, emotionally, physically and educationally.  As a Pupil Referral Unit, Moorbridge welcomes pupils in KS3 and KS4 from across the Borough of North Tyneside when they are unable to continue to attend their present school.  This may be because they are permanently excluded or at risk of this, struggling to maintain attendance because of anxiety or crisis or new to the area and have special educational needs.

Moorbridge provides placements according to individual needs.  These may be time-limited where pupils are supported to return to their own or another school or longer term, where pupils require a multi-agency assessment of their needs or are unable to return to school as a result of continued anxiety.  We are also able to accept some pupils with defined special educational needs who stay with us long-term.

Parents cannot apply directly to Moorbridge because we are a Pupil Referral Unit.  Professionals complete a referral form – this is generally managed by the Secondary Support Team – and these are submitted to a panel who meet weekly to consider placements.  However we are very willing to meet parents/carers and show them around Moorbridge if considering a place with us.  Pupils are not placed at Moorbridge without the agreement of parents/carers.

Moorbridge has close links with the Middle, High and Special Schools in North Tyneside as well as other outside agencies.  

Our Mission Statement is:   ‘We can build a Bridge’ which reflects our desire to ensure that those pupils who are able return to school settings appropriate to their needs, do so.  For those who are with us longer, we link with outside agencies to provide multi-agency responses to need as well as connections with further education training agencies and local colleges.  
The term ‘bridge building’ can also be linked to our firm belief in restorative techniques employed at Moorbridge to assist pupils to learn from their mistakes and develop positive ways to behave.

Moorbridge PRU,
Jan 13, 2016, 4:00 AM