In all disciplinary actions it is essential that the child knows that it is the behaviour which is unacceptable and not the child as a person.
“Every day, in a 100 small ways, our children ask,
‘Do you hear me? Do you see me? Do I matter?’
Their behaviour often reflects our response.” ~ L.R. Knost
We treat all children fairly and apply this behaviour policy consistently, regardless of race, gender, age or ability. Because we are an inclusive school, and endeavour to meet the needs of all children (including those with emotional and behavioural difficulties), we will always make reasonable adjustments to support individual pupils’ additional needs with the aim of reducing the likelihood of high-risk behaviours. We recognise that whilst all pupils will benefit from a clear structure for behaviour, some pupils will require a more personalised approach. We have a separate Positive Behaviour Support Policy which outlines how we support staff to manage high risk incidents and the need for positive relationships between school and all families in these situations.