The majority of children at the Haughton have moderate and complex learning needs; there is an additional provision for a small group of children who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. It is understood that behaviour is part of an expression of their communication and feelings.
All children at the Haughton are treated with dignity and respect at all times.
The children are at the heart of everything we do.
All work is aimed to nurture positive relationships and responses to enable children to build on their strengths and to positively participate within their life.
The behaviour policy is set within the context of the school’s mission statement, school’s aims and personal and social development policy.
The development of positive behaviour is part of the work for all children and is supported by collaborative work with their family and other professionals.
All staff work within the legal framework and understand their duty of care.
We aim to:
Rights and Responsibilities
These are for all members of the school community.
We have the right: -
Our responsibilities are: -
Classroom Management Strategies
All staff are individuals and as such will have different strategies for ensuring a positive learning environment within the classroom. However MAPA™ principles and processes apply throughout the school. All staff are trained in these principles and techniques and the school has three licensed MAPA™ trainers, one of whom is the coordinator of the ATC.
Rights, responsibilities, routines and rules should be taught/discussed at the start of the year and regularly re-inforced. They should include routines for coming in/leaving class, how to gain adult attention, equipment etc. There should be clear expectations. Rules should be:
When dealing with inappropriate behaviour all staff are trained to use The MAPA™ principles as described by the RESPONSE© model. See below
Relax and Neutralise
Explain and ask
State what you want
Prompt and gesture
Option to act
Engage and learn
This model ensures a consistency of approach whilst allowing staff to respond to the individual needs of each pupil.
The key to good behaviour management is the reinforcement of positive behaviours.
You can download a pdf copy of the full Behaviour Policy here.