The Rainforest School endeavours to teach the whole child: mentally, socially, emotionally and physically. Social and emotional skills are an essential component to a happy and satisfying life. These skills can be taught, which is reflected in our approach to positive behaviour management. Our key to success is a:
- kind and consistent approach from staff
- united partnership between school and home
- proactive parent involvement
- willingness from the child
The school follows a Positive Behaviour Policy and Process. We recognize there are different levels of inappropriate behaviour which may impact on the rights of others. The rights of each student and staff at The Rainforest School are:
- to feel safe
- to be heard and listened to
- to be shown kindness and respect
- to feel included
- to work without disturbance in an attractive and well-prepared environment
- for property to be safe from destruction or theft
The Rainforest School believe that building healthy relationships is the key to promoting positive behaviour and successful conflict resolution. It is our aim that inappropriate behaviour and relationship breakdowns between any parties can be resolved through a process called Restorative Practice. This process is not about blame or punishment, but focuses on a growth mindset that we can all learn from improving our relationship skills with others. Restorative practice assists all involved to understand the effect their behaviour has had on others, to be accountable for this and to take steps for the relationship to be restored.
Staff, student and parents/carers are required to follow the Positive Behaviour Management Policy and Process.