Ceredigion Pupil Referral Unit is part of Ceredigion local education authority provision for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural needs. Most pupils have special educational needs. All pupils either have a statement of special educational needs or a ‘school action plus agreement’ in a specialist resource provision.
Ceredigion Pupil Referral Unit is registered with the Welsh Government as a
‘portfolio’ pupil referral unit. The unit is located across three sites, namely Canolfan
yr Eos in Aberystwyth, Canolfan Bro Steffan in Cribyn and Canolfan Aeron in
Aberaeron. Plans are underway to relocate Canolfan Bro Steffan to a more suitable
site during this academic year.
One management board oversees the pupil referral unit (PRU), and it has an
integrated line management structure. Twenty pupils receive full-time education at
the PRU. The PRU also provides an outreach service for around 30 mainstream
pupils in Ceredigion. The PRU provides a support and advice service on specific
aspects of positive behaviour support for schools within the authority.
The aim of the PRU is to enable all pupils to return to mainstream education and/or further education, training or employment. All pupils receive full-time education, either at the PRU or through a shared arrangement with a mainstream school, college, training provider or employment.
“Pupils with profound emotional difficulties make very strong progress from their starting points in oracy skills. This is a strong feature.”
“The PRU provides access to a wide range of appropriate qualifications for key stage 4 pupils. Over the last four years, a majority of these pupils have succeeded in gaining suitable level 2 qualifications in the core subjects and in occupational courses.”
“Most pupils show pride and report eloquently on the learning experiences that they receive and how the learning environment has a positive effect on them and their self-confidence.”