At Ysgol Ty Coch, it is very important that our children's well being and interaction with each other is positive. Staff and children alike are encouraged to be positive role models to support each other.
YTC endorses the Restorative Approach to behaviour, focusssing on building, maintaining and repairing relationships. We believe this fits with the ethos and values of our school.
As part of the School Improvement Plan for 2016-17, YTC have provided training for two days for all staff in the Restorative Approach, working with Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership. WRAP has also provided the full four days training to some staff, met with SLT and are meeting with governors in the near future. The Restorative Approach has already been trialled in our Nurture Group setting with positive results regarding pupils being aware of their feelings and managing conflict.
Positive behaviour is encouraged through reward, distraction, clear structure and routine. Some pupils may need positive behaviour plans for more individualised programmes to assist their behaviour. If this is needed, then the school will work in cooperation with the parents. PHPs are reviewed frequently throughout the year.
All staff are trained in Team Teach- a recognised provider which ensures that 95% of the course is regarding de-escalation. Team Teach is a provider which has been advised by the LA. Staff at YTC are very experienced at recognising low level arousal and de-escalating before they become more challenging situations. If Team Teach is required for a young person , then it is written into the PHP and agreed with the parent.
More detail can be found in the Positive Behaviour Policy.
Regarding bullying, we take bullying very seriously at YTC and aim to manage any unkindness in the early stages before it becomes an issue. The Restorative Approach is used to encourage children to think about their feelings and the impact of their actions with regard to others.
If you have any concerns about your child being bullied, please contact us straight away, where the matter will be addressed immediately. More detail can be found in the Anti-Bullying Policy.