Relationships and Behaviour : Our school policy
Restorative Approaches and the Team Teach approach underpin all relationships in our school. Teaching and learning are the most important aspect of our school, and relationships are key to success. Our staff will teach and our pupils will learn most effectively in a safe, orderly and calm environment where everyone feels valued, respected and included. Calm and considerate behaviour from all members of our school community is fundamentally important in our school.
Behaviour encompasses: Social and Emotional aspects, Conduct and Learning
We aim to foster an ethos in which all the individuals that make up our school community succeed. We believe that Relationships and Communication are paramount so individuals can achieve their best in a climate that is positive, constructive and driven by high expectations. This can only be achieved by an agreed vision and shared responsibility. In a positive climate that is unified by mutual support and respect, the individual is enabled to learn from successes and mistakes.
We use Restorative Practice and the Team Teach Approach (see Appendices and Cambs Relationship Policy) because we believe that relationships and good communication are fundamental to effective management of behaviour:
- Children, young people, and adults are all at different stages of learning and/or emotional development regardless of their chronological age or how long one might have been in a given setting.
- Effective communication helps resolves conflict. Misunderstanding or ineffective communication is likely to cause or deepen conflict.
- People have different skills/abilities to manage in any given situation
- The task of all working in these settings is to promote and facilitate the development and growth of young people and everyone else in a setting. This includes the development of effective communication
- Those who present the most difficulties often have the greatest opportunity for change and development.
- Significant or complex change/development needs planning and managing
- Restorative Practice is a framework for managing and learning about young people's needs.
- Restorative Practice also safely allows adults to acknowledge where they get things wrong, and to put things right. It discourages blame and promotes fairness and responsibility. (Petrie et al, 2009)
Rainbow Learners are a team. Rainbow Rules are for everyone, everywhere in school
- Be respectful and tell the truth
- Be kind: use kind hands, feet and words
- Be safe and be where you should be
- Be responsible and try your best
- Be a Rainbow Learner: Rainbow Learners are Responsible, Resilient, Reflective and Resourceful