Our behaviour support team works across the whole school and in conjunction with other professionals to support pupils of Trinity Fields who may display behaviours that challenge.
We look to provide a safe environment where staff give young people time, space and tools to communicate.
The team work alongside class based staff and anyone else who supports the young person (e.g. parents, social workers, health / care staff) so that together they can provide a consistent approach to the individuals.
Our specialist teaching assistant is able to offer classroom strategy support. This includes working to develop and implement Individual Behaviour Plans (IBPs) and strategies to support the young person. The Behaviour support team will work directly with pupils to look at the roots of the problem and will then develop their IBPs with the class team. Through observations and building a relationship with pupils the behaviour support team aims to ensure all pupils have a voice in how they wish to be supported.
In addition to supporting the young person, the behaviour support team aims to empower class staff to better understand the function of the behaviours. We believe all behaviours are a form of communication. It is the role of staff to support and teach young people new skills and ways to express their feelings and emotions. The aim is to give the young people the tools to empower them to express their wants and needs. We aim to reduce risk and elevate the anxiety that can be associated with behaviours that challenge.
The overall aim of the Behaviour support team is to ensure that a young person is understood, has their needs met and is able to make progress to achieve their potential.
The following documents provide additional information about our support to behaviour support:
- Pupil Friendly Behaviour Policy
- Parent / Carer Guide to Behaviour
- Whole School Behaviour Policy