The Government Responds
The pilot projects, which will begin in September, include: * The secondment of mainstream teachers to pupil referral units, to raise standards, and help the teachers to improve their behaviour management skill (17 LEAs).
* Behaviour support teams, to help teachers develop skills in handling disruptive pupils, and to work with individual pupils (22 LEAs).
* School based centres for pupils at risk of exclusion, to minimise the disruption caused by such pupils (23 LEAs).
* All PRUs will be regularly inspected by OFSTED from September. There will also be checks on the appropriateness of PRUs for statemented children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.