Oak View is fully committed to implementing caring and personalised behaviour strategies for all pupils. This is a very high priority through the day and we understand how behaviour is influenced by many outside factors.
Oak View believes that challenging behaviour is caused by pupils inability to communicate their needs. This is why communication is at the centre of our practice. (See communication) along with our autism practice.
All staff are trained and use two systems: Essex Steps and 5Ps Behaviour Plans, which alongside communication techniques and autism practice, gives Oak View outstanding behaviour management.
This is an Essex-wide system use by many schools and used in other counties. Oak View has three staff qualified to teach these courses, these staff also train staff in other schools.
At the core of Essex steps is the concept that challenging behaviour is related to individual pupils circumstances and
Staff understand the background and theory to challenging behaviour, the need to prepare environments for pupils and how to deescalate situations calmly. Staff work with different pupils to understand how each pupil has 'triggers' and understand their environment needs.
Our 5P Approach is based on the ideas developed by educational psychologist, Linda Miller.
The approach is clear and structured. TIt is tailored to each pupil and helps them understand their behaviours.
This works on recognising pupils behaviours before they reach a crisis so they can learn to recognise and prevent incidents.
These strategies have been successful with all our pupils.
Zones of Regulation, emotional regulation & sensory regulation
‘very impressed with the school’s clear sense of purpose in preparing its students for life after school. ’
‘Pupils' relationships with adults are excellent, and they learn respect and appropriate behaviour from the staff. Pupils are accepting of each other’s varying needs, and show pleasure in each other’s successes.’