Behaviour and Restorative Practice
It is important to us all at Mounts Bay Academy that students feel happy, supported and cared for.
This enables them to become confident, thoughtful and articulate young people with self belief and ambition.
We help and support young people by providing information, advice and guidance working in close partnership with parents/carers and specialist agencies.
Our aim is to identify any concerns or issues at the earliest possible opportunity and remove any barriers to learning, allowing young people to reach their potential.
At some point in our lives everyone has known what it is like to feel excluded or bullied by others. Like every other school in the UK we have a robust and unequivocal response to all forms of unkind or intolerant behaviour. We have a low incidence of such behaviour because we encourage those in our care to have a voice and give them every opportunity to use it.
We believe that everyone should have the knowledge to spot the things that cause problems and encourage them to speak out whenever they see or encounter this.
We also give our students the tools to deal with issues themselves and resolve conflicts.
Most importantly we make everyone feel part of a supportive community that does not tolerate bad behaviour from its peers. Knowledge is power and our students know that if things get too much, we will move swiftly and decisively to support them, which gives them the power to enjoy their time with us.
They focus on developing good relationships where there has been conflict or harm and ensure the school ethos and policies and procedures reduce the possibility of conflict or harm occurring.
Mounts Bay is a leading advocate of Restorative Practice and has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark in recognition of our commitment in this area.