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Special School and Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Improvement

In the Special School and PRU Improvement team, we have an experienced SEND Adviser working with all special schools and PRUs across Kent and beyond.

We are dedicated to help provide the highest quality of education for every pupil with SEND, or those who have had difficulties in mainstream education.

We are extremely passionate about supporting schools to create robust inclusive offers to help pupils achieve a positive destination when they leave their education establishment.

Our support is bespoke to the needs identified, providing individualised advice, guidance and training to a high quality with both local and national SEND context at the forefront of our delivery.

Who Can We Support?

We are available to work with all maintained, non-maintained and independent special schools across the county.

All the work we do with our schools is based upon supporting children and young people to access the right support, at the right time, in their own community. We do this by:

  • being readily available to offer expertise and guidance with regards the management of Special schools and PRUs
  • ensuring the curriculum on offer is bespoke to their SEN needs
  • the curriculum is aspirational for all
  • giving all children and young people the opportunity to find a positive destination
  • providing the same opportunities for employment as non-SEN young people
  • working closely with KCC to ensure that schools are receiving the most up to date local information and in turn supporting schools to adapt their approaches and embed the key principles for SEND improvement
  • keeping up to date with all national SEND developments so that the support we provide is current, relevant and specific to those we collaborate with.

The Education People want all staff in educational settings to feel confident, knowledgeable and fully experienced in supporting all needs within their classroom and school environment.

We can work with you to enhance and improve the educational outcomes and chances for all young people.

We provide statutory guidance, tools, ideas and strategies to engage schools in securing the inclusive offer with confidence.

Some examples of the services we offer:

  • Learning walks with immediate feedback
  • SEND development plan support
  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Bespoke in school training
  • Ofsted preparation and support
  • Governor support advice and guidance
  • New products and training modules currently being prepared for delivery in 2022/23.

Contact us for more information.

Specialist Resource Provision provides learners with special educational needs the opportunity of attending a mainstream setting. In Kent, The Education People monitors the quality of education and its delivery, the personal development of SEN learners within the mainstream setting and with specialist colleagues encourage participation within the mainstream classrooms ensuring the opportunity for integration helps the learners experience the best education possible.

In addition, our team can conduct full, rigorous Special Education Needs Reviews working with the Headteacher, their SENCo and the wider leadership team to promote inclusivity for all.

Meet the Team

His work in mainstream ranged from class teacher to Head of Department and Head of Year over a 12 year span. His career then took him into Special Schools. He has held SLT positions in different SEMH schools that were in difficulties and within teams that put rapid improvement measures in place in each school, moving from class teacher, Assistant Head, Deputy Head and then Head teacher of 2 SEMH schools both judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted over an 11 year period. During this time, he achieved a Masters Degree in the Management of Pupils with SEBD and has used his experience and understanding of these SEN pupils to help and support many Young People with SEN with their futures.

His main role within The Education People is to monitor and support the curriculum development, delivery of quality of teaching, relevant personal development, to support leadership and to ensure that destinations are realistic and achievable for all pupils. He also supports schools with SEN reviews so schools become aware of their strengths and where they could improve their provision for disadvantaged pupils in relation to Inclusivity.