Behaviour for Learning (B4L)

We have extremely high expectations of each and every student and insist that a calm atmosphere is maintained for the benefit of the whole school community. We aim to provide a safe, therapeutic and welcoming environment where students, with support from specialist staff, can address their personal issues and thrive.


Behaviour is monitored very closely by all staff, both in and outside of the classroom, and staff also use SIMS, an electronic tracking system.


We have in place a system of reward created in conjunction with the students, other agencies and staff. Students are aware of the behaviours which constitute “Outstanding”, “Good” and “Inadequate” levels of behaviour. They have instant feedback in the form of a merit slip and  their Behaviour for Learning level is recorded at the end of each lesson.


Merit maintains an ethos of praise and affirmation of positive behaviour to restore lost confidence, improve motivation and to raise self- esteem.


Our celebration assemblies at the end of each term are important dates in the school calendar! Our students work towards the coveted Gold awards worth £25, Silver awards worth £20 and Bronze awards worth £15.


Negative behaviour is managed very sensitively. There are sanctions in place at Merit, but each incident is discussed by all staff and an appropriate course of action is followed that is a considered and measured response. We understand that each student’s needs are very different.


We value parental support highly and work in close partnership to enable students to break down their barriers to learning. Parents are welcome to book an appointment at any time to discuss their child’s progress; additionally discussions can take place over the telephone, or via email.


Our Behaviour For Learning policy is available for you to read on this website.