Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Headteacher: Mr J May

Behaviour

 

Behaviour at Watermill School:

 

As well as providing for the educational development of our pupils, staff at Watermill School also work with students to help them to develop their social and emotional skills.  A key element in this development is behaviour.  We believe that appropriate behaviour develops best where it is actively taught by staff in partnership with parents and carers.

Opportunities to praise and reinforce good behaviour are built into our daily routines. Pupils who show good behaviour in their lessons are entered into our weekly "good learner" draw, and the pupils who have their tickets drawn out win shopping vouchers worth £5 and £10. Pupils can win "pupil of the week" for hard work or behaviour and receive a certificate in assembly and a praise postcard home.

Staff work with Mr Coupe, our behaviour manager, to support any pupils who are finding it difficult to behave positively. In addition to class and whole school reward systems, some pupils benefit from carrying an achievement chart which helps to remind them of their targets. Many pupils find that by focussing on certain targets like this for a short while, new habits form and their behaviour improves.

Staff will always seek to include parents and carers in this process, so that pupils understand the partnership between adults at home and at school.

As well as the support of parents and carers, staff will sometimes use the expertise of other professionals to help a pupil with their behaviour. Examples of such people include Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists (CAMHS) and family support services working closely with our own Family Worker, Brigitta Beckett.

 

 

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Behaviour at Watermill School:

 

As well as providing for the educational development of our pupils, staff at Watermill School also work with students to help them to develop their social and emotional skills.  A key element in this development is behaviour.  We believe that appropriate behaviour develops best where it is actively taught by staff in partnership with parents and carers.

Opportunities to praise and reinforce good behaviour are built into our daily routines. Pupils who show good behaviour in their lessons are entered into our weekly "good learner" draw, and the pupils who have their tickets drawn out win shopping vouchers worth £5 and £10. Pupils can win "pupil of the week" for hard work or behaviour and receive a certificate in assembly and a praise postcard home.

Staff work with Mr Coupe, our behaviour manager, to support any pupils who are finding it difficult to behave positively. In addition to class and whole school reward systems, some pupils benefit from carrying an achievement chart which helps to remind them of their targets. Many pupils find that by focussing on certain targets like this for a short while, new habits form and their behaviour improves.

Staff will always seek to include parents and carers in this process, so that pupils understand the partnership between adults at home and at school.

As well as the support of parents and carers, staff will sometimes use the expertise of other professionals to help a pupil with their behaviour. Examples of such people include Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists (CAMHS) and family support services working closely with our own Family Worker, Brigitta Beckett.