Ormiston Ilkeston recognised that a blanket school-wide rewards and sanctions policy did not correspond well with the diversity of need among their pupils. They developed an approach that allows flexibility in how the policies are applied; where the first step is to show understanding so that situations are handled fairly.
ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT
Ormiston Ilkeston have developed a new staff recruitment and induction strategy, in order to ensure the school-wide approach is sustainably maintained in their workforce. During the recruitment process candidates are introduced to the attachment aware and trauma informed approach, and as part of the induction are given training in how the school implements those values. Staff are also taken on a tour around the catchment area so they can appreciate the diverse backgrounds of the pupils that attend the school.