Behaviour

 

We have a “no smacking policy and staff  will respond calmly and reasonably to the children. We aim for social education rather than confrontation. If your child’s behaviour gives rise to any concern we will contact you and arrange a meeting to try and iron out any problems.

We have a “no smacking” policy and staff  will respond calmly and reasonably to the children. We aim for social education rather than confrontation.

Staff at the Ark are committed to using positive techniques to modify unacceptable behaviour. Techniques such as re-directing children, early intervention to prevent disagreements children cannot handle, anticipation of and elimination of potential problems with equipment, time tabling and so on.

There are clear and simple rules which can be easily understood by the children and are consistently enforced by the staff.

When applying sanctions the age and stage of development of the child will be taken into consideration. Sanctions will be given at the time, be relevant to the action or actions and be fair. Staff will always explain clearly to a child why their behaviour is unacceptable and the reasons for applying the particular sanction. If a child’s behaviour is causing concern the parent will be involved and an agreed course of action taken to enable the child to progress and develop.

Physical punishment of any sort is forbidden, as is depriving a child or forcing a child to consume food or drink, and humiliating or frightening a child. The use of violence or abuse of a child by a staff member will result in disciplinary procedures.