Behaviour and Relationships

It is a core aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. This Relationships and Behaviour policy is therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live and work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure and able to learn.


We value each individual child and work with families, the community and beyond to offer diverse experiences and support for pupils and families in a caring and safe environment. We develop children to be confident, life-long learners and compassionate, respectful members of their community and the world.

We always prioritise the safety of our CYP and staff. Everything we do in school is underpinned by our safeguarding procedures.


Strong relationships between staff and pupils are vital. Our staff are fair and consistent with CYP (considering individual needs) enabling pupils to feel safe. Equally, our staff are approachable and there to help (not only there to discipline) and we help our children to understand this. It is also recognised that for some children and young people, variance on these processes will be made in order to meet any specific social, emotional, learning or other needs which require a personalised approach.


At our school we adopt and use the relational behaviour model which is the approach from TPP.  The following table explains how it is applied

Behaviour is something to


Children and young people 

are prone to make mistakes and highly responsive to the environment and the context

Behaviour management is predominantly through


Children who don’t manage should be

understood and included

Boundaries and limits are to 

keep everyone safe and to meet everyone’s needs

Rules should be 

developed together and adapted where needed

Consequences are 

only used within a process of restore and repair

‘Inappropriate’ behaviour is

a sign of unmet need, stress (difficulty in coping), lack of understanding and skills

The causes of the difficulties are

mostly in the environment and within the context of relationships

The solutions lie in

understanding what the behaviour tells us about the child and their need

Practice and policy effectiveness is measured by

wellbeing and the capacity to adapt and make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs