Swale Inclusion Service is a Pupil Referral Unit which provides for the mainstream schools across Swale. We provide a service for students aged 11-16 who have been identified as being at risk of permanent exclusion or who come to us as the result of a directed move. Some students are on short-term placements and re-integrate to their original school and others may be with the service for a longer duration.
As a service we aim to:
- Engage our students in learning.
- Give them the chance to re-integrate back into mainstream education.
- Acknowledge the right of every student to an education bespoke to them.
- Put inclusive values into action.
- Reduce exclusions and discrimination.
- Remove barriers to learning and participation.
To ensure each student receives the kind of care and education they require a comprehensive initial assessment of their individual needs is undertaken. The results of these assessments are used to create a bespoke learning plan which identifies the correct provision required to ensure they engage in education and get their best possible outcomes.
Inclusion is part of a much larger picture than just placement in a classroom within a school. It is being included in life and participating using one’s abilities in day to day activities as a member of the community. Inclusion is the first step to engagement and at Swale Inclusion Service our students are encouraged to regain a love of learning through our varied curriculum, enthusiastic teachers and excellent pastoral systems. These, together with the many other excellent aspects of the service, enthuse and engage our students.