Positive Behaviour at our School
We expect all children to behave well, respecting themselves, their peers and the school. We teach children how to live and breath our school values. We use positive encouragement to help teach our children how to make sensible choices.
This Relational Policy sets out our expectations for the whole school community, which includes children, parents/carers and staff.
We are a church school and our Christian values permeate all aspects of school life. We expect our children and staff to act with respect and understanding towards each other. Our approach to conflict is based on the principles of forgiveness, reconciliation and restorative justice. Our goal for everyone in our school community is that “they may have life and have it to the full” (John 10v10)
The rationale for our Relational Policy is rooted in the Thrive Approach. Applying recent advances in our understanding of neuroscience, Attachment Theory and Child Development, the Thrive approach aims to optimise social and emotional development, which helps children to engage with learning. It is particularly beneficial for children who have experienced challenging life events or social environments. As a staff team, we work closely with pupils, parents/carers and Multi-Agency teams to ensure that all pupils’ are developing their social, emotional and mental health of every child is prioritised. A safe place for learning is established, which stems from fostering and maintaining nurturing relationships. Children are equipped with the skills to self-regulate their emotions and additional support is provided for pupils who are dysregulated to help all children reach their full potential and thrive. (More details about the neuroscience that underpins this approach may be found on the Thrive website.www.thriveapproach.com
We aspire for Shoscombe Church School to always be a safe and happy environment. We work with our staff, parents and community and church to ensure our children are spiritually, emotionally and educationally equipped for life now and in the future
Persistent and sustained disruption to learning is not accepted and this Relational (Behaviour) Procedure is supported by the MSNP Trust Policy which identifies specific behaviours that are deemed unacceptable within our school community and appropriate consequences and/or individualised behaviour plans.
To support children, we have introduced as part of our Relational Procedure, the Zones of Regulation.