Behaviour Policy 2022

At Stepping Stones we are an Enhanced Values Based School that supports children with complex and challenging behaviour. We establish positive, caring relationship approaches across school. Staff are highly trained in supporting children who may have experienced significant trauma; we use emotion coaching responses to provide caring, consistent approaches to support the children attending our school.

All the children who attend Stepping Stones have significant social, emotional and mental health difficulties which can result in them displaying challenging and complex behaviour.  Their challenging behaviour is displayed secondary to their primary needs of additional educational needs including ADHD, Autism, Cognitive difficulties, Speech and Language difficulties and ACE (Adverse childhood experiences / Early Childhood trauma). Regardless of the additional needs we have high expectations for a pupil’s behaviour and we promote good behaviour through the teaching of self-regulation, teaching of values and rules and the consistent application of a positive behaviour policy. 

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