In order for children to feel safe and secure, we believe that children need to have a clear understanding of behaviours that are appropriate and acceptable to the situation.
At Baylis Court Nursery School children will be encouraged to:
- Take responsibility for their behaviour
- Develop a sense of self discipline
- Consider the needs and feelings of others both in words and in actions.
We aim to enable children to reflect on their words or actions and in our talk with them we aim to be constructive. . We focus on the behaviour that is resulting in a problem and aim to help children to develop their understanding of what is right, what is wrong and why.
Restrictive Physical Intervention
At Baylis Court Nursery School we believe that children need to be safe, know how to behave, and know that the adults around them are able to manage them safely and confidently. For a very small minority of children only will the use of physical intervention be needed, and, on occasions, acceptable forms of intervention are used.
The majority of children behave well and conform to the expectations of our setting. We have responsibility to operate an effective behaviour policy that encompasses preventative strategies for tackling inappropriate behaviour in relation to the whole group of children, and to individuals.
All the staff need to feel able to manage appropriate behaviour, and to have an understanding of what challenging behaviours might be communicating. They need to know what the options open to them are, and they need to be free of undue worries about the risks of legal action against them if they use appropriate physical intervention. Parents need to know that their children are safe with us, and they need to be properly informed if their child is the subject of a Restrictive Physical Intervention, including the nature of the intervention, and the rationale for its use.
A copy of our policy which relates to restrictive physical intervention is available form the school office.
Safeguarding and Child Protection
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The head teacher is the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) person at this school with the responsibility for child protection and he has a duty to inform Slough Children's Services in the first instance if safeguarding or child protection concerns are suspected. We follow the Berkshire Local Safeguarding Children Boards Child Protection Procedures.
We strongly believe that our school should be a happy place for children and adults, and that no one should have their time with us spoilt by words and/or actions of another. Through our policy and practice we intend to ensure that all members of our school community understand that:
- No form of bullying is acceptable
- Everyone should report incidents of bullying, including witnesses
- We will support victims of bullying
- We will confront bullies with the consequences of their actions, and help them to modify their behaviour • We respond to incidents calmly and without aggression, thus avoiding reinforcing the message that it is all right to bully if you have power
- We seek staff, parental and peer group support to counter bullying at all times
- We will always listen
Baylis Court Nursery School has a happy and caring atmosphere to which all staff, parents and pupils contribute. This type of environment should be maintained with respect shown to all others, both within school and in the wider community. Any kind of educational experience should be available for all pupils in the school, regardless of skin colour, disability, gender, religion or social background.
Our school will actively discourage any bias, prejudice or discrimination in any form. In doing this we hope that we are preparing the children for an active role in today’s diverse society. We will achieve this by exploring issues in a positive, open and honest manner.