In the world around them children see many different examples of how people behave. We have a responsibility to help children understand that they have choices about how to behave and help them develop the strategies to make appropriate choices.
We follow the best practices of Trauma Informed Schools. By encouraging children to identify and name their emotions, they will better be able to regulate them. By engaging children in distraction tasks, they will be able to use to think rather than react. By encouraging physical activity and movement, children will develop strategies to help them shift their emotional state.
We believe that children respond best to praise and encouragement. We must try to find every opportunity to praise children when they are showing appropriate behaviour. We use a system of encouragement based on our school values which acknowledges – both at school and, for the attention or their parents, at home – children’s good choices.
Our aim is to create an environment where children feel valued, safe and motivated to learn. We believe that good behaviour and discipline are the foundation of all learning, and without a calm, orderly atmosphere, effective teaching and learning cannot take place.