Behaviour Support

Wargrave House School is committed to developing good practices and sound internal procedures supporting learner behaviour. This ensures that behaviours of concern are handled sensitively, safely, professionally and legally in ways which support the needs of the children, young people and staff.

Wargrave House believes that by using proactive strategies within a carefully structured and monitored curriculum, many behaviours of concern can be reduced. Proactive strategies are designed to produce change over time.

Our primary role is the identification and amelioration of those behaviours which may severely limit the child or young person’s ability to learn and develop and which, if left unchanged, would restrict that individual’s breadth and experience in the world.

Positive Behaviour Support

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) involves working in partnership with the person and those closest to them. It aims to improve quality of life in a respectful and dignified way and put support in place so that the behaviours of concern are reduced or no longer needed by the individual. PBS is person-centred and does not consider the behaviour in isolation – it is considered within the context of the life of the individual. We recognise that all behaviours serve a function and are a method of communicating. We are committed to trying to understand the reasons behind the behaviour and supporting the student and those around them to identify strategies, learn new skills and make environmental changes so that the need to use this behaviour of concern is reduced.

In cases where behaviours of concern persist and further support is required behaviour assessments will be carried out and a positive behaviour support plan will be put in place.

Individual positive behaviour support plans are drawn up by the multi-disciplinary team of professionals who work regularly alongside the child and include consultation with parents/carers.

Targets established are reviewed on a daily basis with evaluation of the plan as a whole taking place after a set period of time.

Physical Intervention

It is recognised that there will be a small number of occasions when some form of physical intervention may be necessary in order to ensure the safety of students and staff.

It is the intent of PROACT-SCIPr-UK® to minimise the use of physical interventions and to emphasise sound behavioural support strategies based on an individual’s needs, characteristics and preferences.

The school has 2 fully trained PROACTSCIP tutors to ensure staff are fully up-to-date and familiar with appropriate techniques.


PROACT SCIP follows a 70/20/10 model as below:

All staff at Wargrave House School have undertaken an accredited training course in PROACT SCIP. This is a proactive thinking initiative strategy including a wide range of gradual and graded supports and interventions. Over 95% of these relate to diversion, diffusion and de-escalation. PROACT-SCIPr-UK® has been developed over the past 30 years by the highly acclaimed Loddon School. The school has developed a proactive model of education and care for children with additional needs and behaviours of concern.

Wargrave House School shares the techniques of the Loddon Approach through a structured training programme aimed at those supporting young people. Our in-house staff trainers deliver this model to:

  • Teachers
  • Teaching Support Assistants
  • Therapists
  • Education Leadership Team
  • Senior Leadership Team

This person-centred approach focuses on understanding each person to include their individual needs and desires to help them lead a fulfilling life. It focuses on proactive strategies to manage behaviour resulting in a better understanding of the individual, which facilitates calmer behaviour resulting in greater engagement, enjoyment and development.

Aspects of the training include:

  • The Communicative Function of Behaviour
  • Problem Solving
  • Support Strategies
  • Keeping Safe and Secure
Wargrave House School
449 Wargrave Road
Newton Le Willows
Merseyside WA12 8RS


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