The majority of children in Bailiwick schools enjoy learning, work hard and behave well. We recognise, however, that there is a small number of pupils who do become involved in disruptive behaviour.
Each school is required to have a whole-school Behaviour Management Policy. This policy must be regularly reviewed.
The Behaviour Policy sets out what is expected of pupils within school and the systems in place to manage poor behaviour. All members of the school community from the headteacher and staff to the pupils themselves have a responsibility for socially acceptable behaviour.
Issues that might contribute to poor behaviour, such as low pupil self-esteem, difficulties at home, poor relationships and conflict, are also addressed within the programmes of study used in schools for Citizenship and Personal, Social and Health Education.
Each of the island's high schools also has a behaviour coordinator who co-ordinates the management of behavioural problems within the school and works to implement strategies to prevent poor behaviour. These behaviour coordinators also liaise with other agencies, feeder primary schools and the staff of Les Voies School.
We recognise that in some cases it is not appropriate for pupils to continue with mainstream school placements on a full time basis. In such cases Les Voies School provides both outreach and off school site support for schools with disruptive pupils.