Summarise the policies and procedures of the setting relevant to promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour.
All adults who work within the secure care environment have a responsibility to themselves and Clayfields. We must exhibit a high standard of behaviour, both in 1:1 dealings with the young person/group, care affiliated professionals and the public, as our example of behaviour has a significant influence on the children’s behaviour. Good, strong teamwork between RCW's encourages good behaviour from the young people. Clayfields behaviour policy that staff should be aware of and adhere to; all new staff follow an induction programme to guarantee a dependable approach to behaviour management within . School group organization and teaching methods have a major influence on children’s behaviour as in classroom environments children are aware of the degree to which they and their efforts are valued. A relationship between a teacher/teaching assistant and the children, the positive strategies that are used, together with classroom displays that the children have done by themselves all have a bearing on a child’s behaviour. The whole ethos at Clayfielsd House is built around our emphasis on rewards that strengthen good behaviour and by showing children that they are highly valued as a individual. By giving children praise, whether it is informal or formal, in groups or individually, reinforces their feeling of belonging and achieving which in return produces good behaviour. Clayfields incentive system consists of;
• Positive and the appropriate praise.
• Writing/logging constructive comments about behaviour.
• Using the suitable sanctions when needed.
• Nominating ‘Star of the Week’ (Education staff offer a £10 book voucher).
• Mobilities, dependant on 'risk assessments' and 'behaviour management plans'.
These types of rewards are intended to increase the motivation in a child and by recognising their