The Hub School and Specialist Services

A Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) is a combination of Long Stay and Short Stay placements. The Hub school and specialist services provides educational provision for 45 students on the newly refurbished site on Springhead Avenue Hull. The Hub school and Specialist Services provides provision for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 pupils throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire. The school also provides 79 the Commissioned Placements for Key Stage 4 pupils in colleges and other Alternative provisions throughout the authority with a dedicated staffing structure to support these students. The Hub provides a personalised Alternative provision for pupils having difficulties coping in mainstream school.

We believe in a holistic approach to education because:

•    The effective development of social and emotional skills as well as academic skills is essential for young people to become successful citizens;

•    social and emotional skills, like academic skills, need to be explicitly taught and nurtured;

•    young people need access to a wide range of opportunities and experiences to develop their social, emotional skills and promote their self-confidence, self-esteem and aspirations.

We believe that alternative provision should be highly personalised to the individual needs of students because:

•    every young person is unique and complex. They have their own personalities, personal circumstances, experiences, interests, aspirations; abilities and barriers to learning;

•    to maximise engagement and accelerate social, emotional and academic progress, learning programmes need to recognise all of the above and be designed around the individual person.

We believe that alternative provision should provide students with high quality academic learning opportunities because:

•    the acquisition of good literacy and numeracy skills and GCSEs in English and Maths are absolutely essential to success in education and life;

•    the acquisition of a range of GCSEs and GCSE equivalent qualifications is essential to young peoples’ self-esteem and their progression onto post 16 qualifications and employment.

We believe that alternative provision should provide students with high quality vocational learning opportunities because Vocational Learning enables students to:

•    raise their achievement and accreditation rates;

•    enhance their practical skills and knowledge;

•    engage in learning that is directly relevant to the world of work;

•    interact better within the adult community, thus increasing their opportunities within FE and the labour market;

•    progress successfully onto post-16 opportunities as pathways are already established.

 The Hub is organised as follows:

•    8 Enhanced Resource base placements for pupils with an EHCP, full time

•    22 Short stay placements 18 purchased from all Secondary schools, 2 emergency placements and 2 places for CLA pupils (approximate stay is 12 weeks) before returning to mainstream

•    15 Key Stage 4 places offering full time provision, with personalised timetables for all pupils

•    79 Commissioned placements overseen with a dedicated team led by Donna Tacey

The Hub School and Specialist Services are also responsible for the Exclusion and Reintegration Team. More information on the Exclusion and Reintegration Team is avaliable on their page on the Local Offer.

Contact information:

The contact for referrals to all aspects is via the school administration office.

(01482) 304200

Acting Headteacher is Ruth Patterson