More help for troubled kids

A report by the Government's behaviour expert recommends improvements for Pupil Referral Units - where children are sent when excluded from school.

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Main recomendations for improved Pupil Referral

The main recommendations from the independent review include:

  • Ensuring that all children in alternative provision continue to receive appropriate and challenging English and Maths teaching.
  • Schools rather than local authorities should become responsible for commissioning alternative provision and PRU services.
  • Schools should share all relevant information about the pupil they are sending to alternative provision with providers.
  • The Department for Education should commission a payment by results trial for alternative provision.
  • Schools should look at using money they currently spend on alternative provision to build up their capacity for managing pupils’ behaviour.
  • Ofsted should challenge schools on their use of alternative provision.
  • Ofsted should improve its intelligence gathering on poor practice

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