£14,500 over three years

This will pay for a ground-breaking project that is training teachers in three Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) to practise philosophical enquiry with their students. A PRU is a centre for children who have been excluded from mainstream education.

The project addresses the wider learning needs of the pupils helping them develop reasoning and questioning skills. It also uses “Restorative Approaches to help build relationships between students who are involved in bullying or gang behaviour.