The Governors have delegated the day to day responsibility for discipline within the school to the Headteacher, in line with policies issued by the LA (Local Authority) and DCSF (Department for Children.)
We work on the principles of positive assertive language and consistent firm boundaries. We celebrate achievement and do not impose sanctions; rather we use “choice”. Staff have had training in moving pupils safely if necessary.
Your child will normally only be assisted to move physically either as a gentle prompt or encouragement to move in the required direction, or if there is a safety issue.
Your child may have an individual behaviour plan which class staff will share with you and demonstrate and agree physical movements with you. We take a minimalist, careful approach and prevention and early intervention are our main strategies in managing challenging behaviour.
If you would like to talk through behaviour management with class staff, the behaviour management co-ordinator, the school nurse or Headteacher we will be happy to provide a listening ear and support. We can ask for further advice through the educational psychology service and the health service.
A pupil may also need support, assistance or lifting to move about the school environment which would be a Health & Safety/ Manual handling Issue!
If the school needs to close due to adverse weather we will endeavour to send all parents and transport staff a text message. Please ensure we have up to date mobile phone numbers in the office.
If we need to close during the school day we will ensure that all parents are contacted so please make sure you can be contacted at all times.
School closures will also be announced on