Fordway Centre

Visited this Short Stay School (Pupil Referral Unit) in Ashford which caters for primary school pupils who are struggling to manage in mainstream schools. They work with pupils’ individual needs to improve behaviour for learning with the intention of returning them to a mainstream school. I have to say I was shocked and saddened at how young some of their pupils were  but gladdened by the commitment (and patience) of the wonderful staff I met. They are real heroes who are changing (before it is too late) for the better the life prospects of these young children. The key to success , as explained to me by David Euridge, who is the Executive Head teacher (and looks after three PRUs), is the collaboration with the primary schools to help their teachers learn more about behaviour management to both reduce exclusions  and to help re-entry for children from PRUs.