Behaviour Policy 2017/18

All of our pupils have the right to access education within an orderly and safe
environment. The promotion and expectation of acceptable behaviour is built on a
foundation of mutual respect, tolerance of others, empathy and social awareness.
We accept that pupils who attend Educational Diversity will have previously
experienced significant issues in the context of behaviour. By recognising that the
pupils are responsible for the choices they make and their own behaviours, we can
encourage and support the pupils to make positive changes. This will lead to
developing positive attitudes towards others and their learning, whilst building self
confidence and esteem maximising potential both socially and academically.
This policy should be read in conjunction with the Anti-Bullying Policy, The
DES, The Online safety Policy and the Safeguarding Policy.


Purpose:


● To build / rebuild positive relationships with pupils, parents / carers and school
● To promote & reinforce good behaviour
● To create and provide an orderly, safe and effective learning environment
● To establish procedures which determine a clear and consistent approach to
inappropriate and disruptive behaviour
● To promote self discipline, confidence and esteem by encouraging pupils to value
and respect themselves and others
● To promote fair and consistent treatment of each individual in a caring community
● To encourage the pupils to have self control and take responsibility for their
actions and that these actions and choices have consequences
● To encourage and support positive changes in choices and behaviour
● To enable pupils to achieve their true potential
Expectations of positive behaviour:
● Respect others and others property
● Be polite and use appropriate language
● Listen to others and follow instructions
● Keep hands, feet and inappropriate comments to yourself
● Try your best at all times
● Bullying, Fighting, Smoking and Chewing Gum is unacceptable
Expectations of positive behaviour when off site:
Pupils should be aware that sanctions may be enforced for any inappropriate
behaviour outside of the premises, this will include:
● Behaviour outside the centre or in close proximity to the centre
● Activities arranged by the centre eg. Work experience, educational visits, external
educational providers etc.
● Behaviour to and from the centre
● Harassing another pupil or teacher outside of the centre – including through the
use of the internet or mobile devices
Roles and Responsibilities:
Educational Diversity staff will:
● Fully comply with the school’s policies and procedures
● Attend designated training
● Inform the Headteacher of any concerns
● Treat all pupils fairly and with respect
● Raise pupils self-esteem and develop their full potential by offering high quality
learning experiences
● Maintain high expectations of pupil behaviour and learning
● Provide an interesting, relevant and challenging curriculum
● Create a safe, stimulating and pleasant environment for learning
● Use rules and sanctions clearly and consistently
● Be a good role model for behaviour
● Establish effective partnerships with parents so that pupils can see the key adults
in their lives share a common aim
● Recognise each pupil as an individual and to take into account the needs of each
child
● Praise and reward appropriate behaviour and achievements.
Break duties / Non-teaching time:
All staff must share the responsibility of pupil movement and behaviour within the
centre at all times. Problems such as bullying and inappropriate behaviour are more
likely to occur when there is no, or little, staff presence. Staff being vigilant on the
corridor at all times will reinforce the high expectations for behaviour. Rewards and
praise should be given to encourage good behaviour. It is important that all staff
should model the behaviour they expect to see from the pupils.
We expect that pupils will:
● Work to the best of their abilities and to allow others to do the same
● Treat others with respect at all times
● Respond appropriately to the instructions of staff and other adults working in
school
● Take care of property and the environment in and around school
● Cooperate with the pupils and adults in all aspects of school life
● Help formulate and comply with the classroom rules
● Move sensibly and quietly in and around school
We request that parents / carers will:
● Tell school staff about anything that may affect their children’s work and
well-being at school
● Encourage independence and self-discipline in their children
● Establish good communication with school staff and support the behaviour policy
● Encourage respect and good behaviour and to make their children aware of
inappropriate behaviour
● Work with school staff to address and review any behaviour issues with their
children
Rewards:
● KS1 / KS2 – Bespoke daily, weekly & monthly rewards linked to VIVOS
● KS3 / KS4 - VIVOS
Sanctions / Consequences:
● See Behaviour levels / sanctions document (Appendix 1)
Confiscation of Pupils property:
Staff have the legal right to confiscate items belonging to pupils and to retain or
dispose of said item. Within Educational Diversity staff will confiscate:
● Any item deemed to pose a threat to the health and safety of the individual or
others
● Cigarettes, alcohol or drugs that are illegally brought into school
● Mobile phones that are used inappropriately or at inappropriate times
● Any item deemed to significantly disrupt the learning of the individual or others
Legally staff will not be liable in case of damage or loss of confiscated items if the
seizure was lawful.
Parents / carers will be informed of the confiscation if the item is retained at the end
of the school day. In some circumstances parents / carers may be asked to collect
the confiscated items from the centre.


Searching pupils:


The Headteacher and staff authorised by her have a statutory power to search pupils
or their possessions, without consent, where they have reasonable grounds for
suspecting that the pupil may have a prohibited item.


● Prohibited items are:
● knives or weapons
● alcohol
● illegal drugs
● stolen items
● tobacco and cigarette papers
● fireworks
● pornographic images
● any article that the member of staff reasonably suspects has been, or is likely
to be, used to commit an offence, or
● to cause personal injury to, or damage to the property of, any person
(including the pupil).
Headteacher and authorised staff can also search for any item banned by the school
rules which has been identified in the rules as an item which may be searched for.
Physical Intervention / Extreme Behaviours:
Here in Educational Diversity, a number of staff are trained in the use of MAPA
(Management of actual, potential, physical aggression). This training is renewed
every 12 to 18 months.
A list of staff who are currently trained can be found on the single central register
held by the Headteacher. Copies of certification are kept in staff personal files.
The training is delivered by the following staff who have been accredited through
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)
Darius Robinson: November 2017
Pamela Aspin: November 2017
Alison Bellaby: November 2017
.
Guidelines on Physical Interventions and the Use of Reasonable Force
(Legal term).
The Use of force to Control or Restrain Pupils
The Education and Inspections Act 2007 sets out the position and powers of
teachers and other staff who have lawful control or charge of pupils to use
reasonable force to prevent pupils committing a crime, causing injury or causing
disruption.
Reasonable force can be used to prevent a pupil from doing or continuing to do, any
of the following:
● Committing any offence
● Causing personal injury to or damage to the property of any person (including the
pupil himself)
● Prejudicing the maintenance of good order and discipline at the school or among
any pupils receiving education at the school whether during a teaching session or
otherwise
There are a number of situations where reasonable force might be appropriate, or
necessary to control or restrain a pupil:
● A pupil attacks a member of staff or another pupil
● Pupils are fighting
● A pupil is engaged in or is on the verge of committing deliberate damage or
vandalism to property
● A pupil is causing or is at risk of causing injury or damage by accident, by rough
play, by misuse of dangerous materials or objects
● A pupil running on a corridor or stairway in a way in which he or she might be
injured or might cause an accident to themselves or others.
● A pupil persistently refuses to obey an order to leave a schoolroom
● A pupil is behaving in a way that is seriously disrupting a lesson
● A pupil absconds from a class or tries to leave school (This would apply if the
pupil would be at risk if not in the schoolroom or at school)
Staff should always deal with situations by other means and strategies before using
force. Strategies to diffuse and calm a situation are employed first. The use of
reasonable force is never used as a substitute for good behaviour management.
Throughout a situation that may arise it is important to try to diffuse the situation by
using some of the following:
● Using a calm voice
● Isolating the area so that there is no audience
● Bringing in a second member of staff
If physical intervention is necessary the following rules apply
● The pupil/s will be warned verbally that physical restraint will be used
● Minimum force only will be applied
● Every effort to secure the presence of other staff will be made
● Restraint will be used as an act of care and control not as a punishment
● Acts of restraint will be carried out in a firm and calm manner without being
aggressive towards a pupil
Application of Force may involve:
● Physically interposing between pupils
● Blocking a pupil's path
● Holding
● Leading a pupil by the hand or arm
● Shepherding a pupil away by placing a hand in the centre of the back
Following any incident requiring reasonable force the removing teacher,
accompanied by another adult takes the pupil to a quiet place and interviews the
pupil to allow them to explain the incident.
The pupil is made aware of the seriousness of the incident and what will happen next
The incident is recorded in the bound incident book located within each Centre,
including a body map if required and the Headteacher is informed.
At the first opportunity, the parents / carers are informed. The details of when the
parents / carers are informed is also logged within the bound incident book within
each Centre.
Date : September 2017
Review date : September 2018

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