Behaviour Support

Wargrave House School recognises that its children and young people may present with challenging behaviours, arising from their autism.

Wargrave House School is committed to the development of good practice and sound internal school procedures which support pupil behaviour. This ensures that behaviour is 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 challenging behaviours 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.

Behaviour Support Plans

In cases where challenging behaviour persists and cannot be supported within the proactive framework, reactive strategies may need to be employed and an individual behaviour support plan established. Individual behaviour support plans are drawn up by the multi-disciplinary team of professionals who work regularly alongside the child or young person 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 gain rapid and safe control and to enable the child or young person to gain personal control. All staff are aware of the Principle of Paramouncy, acting with the best interests of the child or young person in mind. Staff are trained in appropriate Team-Teach interventions to support this. The school has 2 fully trained Team-Teach tutors to ensure staff are fully up-to-date and familiar with appropriate techniques.

Team-Teach

All staff at Wargrave House School have undertaken an accredited training course in the Team-Teach methodology.

Team-Teach is a positive handling strategy including a wide range of gradual and graded supports and interventions. Over 95% of these relate to diversion, diffusion and de-escalation. In a small minority of instances physical interventions may be used to keep people safe while other positive handling strategies continue.

In the Team-Teach approach physical interventions are not an alternative to de-escalation, they are an integral part of the Wargrave House holistic approach to supporting behaviour.

Enquiries

If you require further information or have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Stuart Jamieson (Head of Education) at school.

Our ‘Positive Planning for Behaviour Support & Student Behaviour’ policy is available here.

Information on our ‘Anti Bullying Strategy’ is available to view here.

Claire Thompson, Teacher & Behaviour Lead

Wargrave House School and College
449 Wargrave Road
Newton Le Willows
Merseyside WA12 8RS

E: enquiries@wargravehouse.com
T: 01925 224899
School dates
July 2020
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09:00: Parent Carer Coffee Morning

09:00: Parent Carer Coffee Morning
04/07/2020 05/07/2020
06/07/2020

All day: Governing Body Meeting

All day: Governing Body Meeting
07/07/2020 08/07/2020

17:00: ASPIRE Evening

17:00: ASPIRE Evening
09/07/2020 10/07/2020

All day: Wargrave Olympics

All day: Wargrave Olympics
11/07/2020 12/07/2020
13/07/2020

All day: Trustee Meeting

All day: Trustee Meeting
14/07/2020 15/07/2020 16/07/2020 17/07/2020

All day: Therapy Fun Day

All day: Therapy Fun Day
18/07/2020 19/07/2020
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All day: End of Year Service

All day: End of Year Service
23/07/2020 24/07/2020

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01/08/2020

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