At Ridgeway, we are focused upon providing supportive interventions to ensure that each child has a positive school experience and achieves successful outcomes.
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Ridgeway staff have been trained in the Pivotal Education approach to behaviour management, which follows five pillars:
Our positive approach is based around staff influencing and managing the choices students make about their behaviour. This is achieved through:
Here is what implementing the five pillars means in practice:
Ensuring that, as the adult and the member of staff, we remain calm, consistent and professional at all times.
Ensuring that we focus our attention on catching the students being good, recognising and praising it when we see it, and rewarding when appropriate.
Ensuring that we regularly and consistently follow routines that encourage positive behaviour:
Ensuring that, in dealing with inappropriate behaviour, we respond with politeness, seek to de-escalate, allow the student time to reflect and provide opportunities to change poor behaviour choices.
Ensuring that a student has an opportunity to talk through a behaviour incident in order to reflect on their choices and to ensure that relationships are repaired and rebuilt.
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