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Aims and values 

At West Hill School, we maintain the highest standards for behaviour, fostering a warm and inclusive atmosphere where our core values - readiness, respect, and responsibility - form the foundation of our community. We emphasise the importance of self-discipline and self-regulation in behaviour, recognising that excellent standards of conduct have a direct positive impact on the learning experience. Our commitment to cultivating self-discipline and upholding exemplary behaviour is fundamental to creating an environment where learning flourishes through responsible and respectful actions.

Key principles 

  • Promoting Accountability: Encouraging each individual to take ownership and accountability for their actions while understanding the impact of their behaviour on themselves and others.
  • Fostering Restorative Practices: Embracing restorative approaches that prioritise repairing harm and rebuilding relationships as an effective way to resolve conflicts and address behavioural issues.
  • Cultivating a Supportive Environment: Creating an environment where support and understanding are readily available for those who require guidance, ensuring that every individual feels supported and valued.
  • Continuous Reflection and Improvement: Regularly reflecting on practices and behaviour strategies to continuously improve the school's approach to behaviour management, adapting to meet the evolving needs of the community.
  • Inclusivity and Diversity: Celebrating and respecting diversity, ensuring that behaviour, expectations and support systems are inclusive and sensitive to individual differences and cultural backgrounds.
  • Encouraging Positive Relationships: Emphasising the significance of positive relationships between staff, students, and families, promoting open communication and collaboration to maintain a cohesive community.
  • Recognising Effort and Progress: Acknowledging and celebrating efforts made and progress achieved in behavioural improvement, reinforcing a positive cycle of encouragement and support.
  • Consistency and Fairness: Ensuring consistency in applying behavioural guidelines while being fair and understanding of individual circumstances, maintaining a balanced and just approach in addressing behavioural concerns.
  • Empowering through Education: Providing education and resources not only for students but for staff and parents, empowering them with the tools and knowledge necessary to support positive behaviour.
  • Encouraging Lifelong Skills: Instilling and reinforcing life skills such as conflict resolution, emotional regulation, and empathy, preparing students for responsible citizenship and success beyond the school environment.