Flavours Cookery School uses effective behaviour management strategies to promote the welfare and enjoyment of children attending the Cookery School. Working in partnership with parents, we aim to manage behaviour using clear, consistent and positive strategies. The Cookery School rules are clearly displayed at every session, and are discussed regularly.
Whilst at Flavours Cookery School we expect children to:
Encouraging positive behaviour
At Flavours Cookery School positive behaviour is encouraged by:
It is inevitable that as children develop and learn, there are times when they need support and guidance to understand that their behaviour is not acceptable. Staff at the Cookery School will try to determine the cause or triggers of the inappropriate behaviour to prevent the situation from recurring.
Dealing with inappropriate behaviour
If after consultation with parents and the implementation of behaviour management strategies, a child continues to display inappropriate behaviour, the Cookery School may decide to exclude the child in accordance with our Suspensions and Exclusions policy. The reasons and processes involved will be clearly explained to the child.
Physical intervention will only be used as a last resort, when staff believe that action is necessary to prevent injury to the child or others, or to prevent significant damage to equipment or property. If a member of staff has to physically restrain a child, the manager will be notified and an Incident record will be completed. The incident will be discussed with the parent or carer as soon as possible.
If staff are not confident about their ability to contain a situation, they should call the manager or, in extreme cases, the police.
All serious incidents will be recorded on an Incident record and kept in the child’s file. This may be used to build a pattern of behaviour, which may indicate an underlying cause. If a pattern of incidents indicates possible abuse, we will implement child protection procedures in accordance with our Safeguarding policy.
Corporal punishment or the threat of corporal punishment will never be used at the Cookery School.
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that no child who attends our Cookery School receives corporal punishment from any person who cares for or is in regular contact with the child, or from any other person on our premises.
|This policy was adopted by: Flavours Cookery School ||Date: 15th August 2019|
|To be reviewed: August 2020||Signed: Carolyn Glover and Louise Sells|
Written in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017): Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements: Managing behaviour [3.52-3.53].