|Title||Promoting Positive Behaviour Policy 2015|
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.
Expectations of positive behaviour:
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:
Roles and Responsibilities:
Educational Diversity staff will:
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:
We request that parents / carers will:
Sanctions / Consequences:
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:
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.
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.
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
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:
There are a number of situations where reasonable force might be appropriate, or necessary to control or restrain a pupil:
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:
If physical intervention is necessary the following rules apply