SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) focuses on:-
• social skills
• managing feelings
As a school we will develop the social, emotional and behavioural skills of ALL students, through our teaching and understanding.
We are FAIR
We have clear policies and procedures for ensuring appropriate behaviour, based on rewarding the positive. Our rewards scheme recognises progress in learning, good attendance, homework completion and positive behaviour.
The philosophy of the rewards scheme is a simple one – if a student does the right thing, we will acknowledge and reward them.
Where someone gets it wrong and we need to take action we will, but we will always do so fairly. Inappropriate behaviour is dealt with in a staged way, using our FAIR system, which is underpinned by clear expectations and fair practice. The system was devised by students and staff, and everyone in the school community understands what the consequences of inappropriate behaviour are.
All incidents of behaviour, positive or negative, are recorded and shared, in order to provide parents with a clear picture of the behaviour of their child.
We are Restorative
In life, things go wrong. People sometimes disagree and relationships can break down. At Kingswood, we are committed to Restorative Practice, which is about repairing harm done to relationships and people, rather than assigning blame and punishment. Restorative Practice is about working together to build community through the formation of positive relationships; it seeks to deal effectively with incidents and involves agreement as to what fair consequence is needed to repair harm.
Restorative Practice creates an ethos of respect, inclusion, accountability, impartiality, collaboration, empowerment and emotional articulacy.
Through Restorative Practice, students and staff learn active listening, how to use dialogue to solve problems, how to express emotion and how to empower others to take ownership of problems.
Some teachers will tell you that they don’t have bullying in their school. Do you believe them?
No neither do we. Bullying is a sad fact of life.
What is important is that everyone in the school community understands what bullying is and is willing to do something about it. With ours students, we have developed an anti-bullying strategy based on TRUST and are actively promoting awareness of bullying, meaning that incidents are dealt with quickly and effectively. Restorative Practice means that we are able to help bullies understand the consequences of their actions, which is far more effective than punishment alone.