Behaviour Principles

“Good behaviour and discipline are key foundations to good education. Without an orderly atmosphere, effective teaching cannot take place.”

DfE Circular 8/94 – Pupil Behaviour and Discipline

Three Towers accepts these principles and we acknowledge that society expects good behaviour as an important outcome of the educational process.

We are committed to the creation of teaching and learning environments where the learning, social and personal needs of young people are adequately addressed. We aim to empower the learners to achieve in an atmosphere of safety and mutual respect.   By removing barriers to learning that have become entrenched in former educational settings we work to support reintegration back to mainstream school, transfers to specialist settings and/or further education, or progression into the world of work.

Everyone is expected to behave in a reasonable way, to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to encourage others to do the same.

All our learners have a right to:

  • learn, and to make demonstrable progress
  • feel physically and emotionally safe at all times
  • be treated with respect and dignity at all times
  • express their feelings in an appropriate way

Learners as individuals, members of teams, members of the TTAPA community are expected to:

  • be respectful of themselves, others, the environment and of other peoples’ points of view;
  • be responsible for and work to improve their own behaviour, and support their peers to do the same;
  • be safe and adhere to school rules and follow staff instructions;
  • be ready to learn

All our staff have a right to:

  • teach without undue disruption
  • learn how to improve their practice
  • feel physically and emotionally safe at all times
  • be treated with dignity and respect at all times
  • express their feelings in an appropriate way

All staff are expected to:

  • treat learners with fairness and respect at all times;
  • model appropriate behaviour;
  • maintain high expectations of learners;
  • recognise and reward appropriate behaviour
  • challenge behaviours which do not adhere to school expectations
  • be consistent in using the rewards and sanctions systems.

It is accepted that behaviour management and good discipline is a whole school responsibility.

Items which are illegal or considered dangerous are not allowed on TTAPA campus sites. If staff suspect that a learner has illegal or dangerous items in their possession they should follow the protocol for searching learners.

All staff have the power to use reasonable force to prevent learners from committing an offence, injuring themselves or others, or damaging property.*

*The Headteacher is informed of any incident that has led to the use of these powers. All such incidents are recorded.”