Offers strategies for supporting students with special needs in mainstream schools and covers the changing nature of advisory services and the role of day and residential schools.

Pupil Referral Units, Outreach, Advisory and Support Services

Pupil referral units, outreach, advisory and support services

This chapter outlines some of the support that is available to schools, in finding ways of making the curriculum accessible to pupils who have a variety of special educational needs. The following types of provision are identified:

  • Outreach work and services from special schools
  • Pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • Devolved services
  • Centrally retained services

Although the services are discussed under these four headings, the examples show that there are many connections between them.

The Range of Services Available to Schools

In the same way that it would be impossible to give an overview of developments across all types of mainstream and special schools, it is only possible to touch on some of the ways that support to schools ...

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