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.


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.


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


  • Our parents/carers’ guide to ensuring regular attendance at school/college is available here.
  • 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
T: 01925 224899
School dates

Events in January 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
27/12/2021(1 event)

All day: Christmas Holiday

28/12/2021(1 event)

All day: Christmas Holiday

29/12/2021(1 event)

All day: Christmas Holiday

30/12/2021(1 event)

All day: Christmas Holiday

31/12/2021(1 event)

All day: Christmas Holiday

01/01/2022(1 event)

All day: Christmas Holiday

02/01/2022(1 event)

All day: Christmas Holiday

03/01/2022(1 event)

All day: Christmas Holiday

04/01/2022(1 event)

All day: Christmas Holiday

05/01/2022 06/01/2022 07/01/2022 08/01/2022 09/01/2022
10/01/2022 11/01/2022 12/01/2022 13/01/2022 14/01/2022 15/01/2022 16/01/2022
17/01/2022 18/01/2022 19/01/2022 20/01/2022 21/01/2022 22/01/2022 23/01/2022
24/01/2022 25/01/2022 26/01/2022 27/01/2022 28/01/2022 29/01/2022 30/01/2022
31/01/2022 01/02/2022 02/02/2022 03/02/2022 04/02/2022 05/02/2022 06/02/2022
Donate to our charity here:
Help us raise essential funds while you shop
Amazon smile logo

Accessibility Toolbar