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New Job in a PRU

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by Sinkingship, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. I currently work in a PRU, and my main advice is always be flexible but consistent. Make sure there is always a carrot so to speak such as a chance to play games at the end of the session. We have 45 minute sessions, around 35 minutes work and 10 minutes games. I think what you will quickly discover is that advice tends to contradict itself. After saying being flexible you still have to have that line so they know the boundaries. A key thing I try and teach students is the ability to negotiate. If they dont want to do a piece of work thats fine as long as they can come up with an alternative.
    So in summing up flexibility, but clear boundaries, a carrot to end the lesson, rely on your gut instinct when dealing with incidents oh and most importantly a sense of humour to go with those broad shoulders you are going to need.
  2. Thanks for the advice, appreciated.
    went in for a day today before official start on monday, really enjoyed - though most of the kids were out on a school trip!!
  3. Ruthie66

    Ruthie66 New commenter

    I'd make sure I knew what rewards/sanctions are available and be clear about what is absolutely unacceptable to you. You need to know that if you give a sanction that it is one that the SLT will back you up on and ditto for rewards - it's no good offering/threatening things that you can't deliver

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