Cwmbran High Independent Ready-to-learn unit (IRU)

The Independent Ready-to-learn unit is a small provision that offers learning in small groups and pupils whose needs can effect theirs and others learning. Pupils may have a range of bespoke packages supported by a dedicated behaviour team. 

We have three core elements of support; observation, assessments and signposting to other services and placements, inclusion and reintegration support for access to mainstream and a key stage 4 provision that tutors to GCSE levels and provides provisions opportunities for work experience and placement learning. 

IRU team offers support and guidance on behaviour management to mainstream schools in the form of observations, writing plans and supporting teaching through an inclusion process, mentoring sessions in groups and individual and Thrive Approach programme.  By providing early and targeted support through a child-centred approach, remove barriers to learning; help children achieve the most from their education and reduce exclusions and support inclusion.

Benefits of IRU intervention and support for SEBD pupils

  • students learn strategies that work for them, so that they can learn to self-regulate
  • students have their individual needs met, helping them to develop their strengths, emotional resilience and independence
  • sharing strategies and good practice with parents and staff 
  • All parties support to have better understanding, confidence and knowledge, and are better equipped to work with challenging behaviour

The Team facilitate the development of positive relationships and partnerships working between schools, families and children, resulting in a consistent approach to behaviour and learning at home and school for a positive and successful educational experience.  

Mr J Savory

Behaviour and Wellbeing Lead