All behaviour at Francis Barber is aimed at achieving our Mission Statement. This is:
Francis Barber aims to be a place where pupils can
- develop their educational and personal potential in a safe and supportive environment
- make good progress in their learning
- identify and change, with help if necessary, aspects of their behaviour contributory to difficulties experienced in school
- prepare for successful reintegration with school, or
- work towards integration with further education, training and employment.
To realise these aims, staff at Francis Barber are committed to
- creating a reflective and considerate community where pupils can learn peacefully and be happy
- providing a curriculum made relevant by the assessed and identified needs of each pupil
- valuing the individual strengths which pupils and staff can equally contribute to the development of positive and co-operative relationships at the school.
Everything we do at Francis Barber affects the way our pupils behave for ‘behaviour’ is not an isolated phenomenon; it occurs in contexts and interactively with self and others. Whilst achieving good behaviour is the collective responsibility of all staff in relationship with pupils; the Headteacher holds prime responsibility for ensuring good conduct. In doing so, the Head is supported by the Leadership Team.
We are aiming to create a healthy environment.
The desired effect of our ethos is to achieve the following:
- maximising the contribution of all staff to improve the quality of education provided and standards achieved by pupils
- ensuring that constructive relationships are formed between staff and pupils
When individual needs of students and staff are met, episodes of challenging behaviour are kept to a minimum.
When there is a clear framework of expectation and general routines are well defined and respected by staff and students, there is usually a positive ethos.