Here at Marshfields we endeavour to create a purposeful and relevant learning environment to all students considering individual needs and aspirations along with recognising barriers to learning and other difficulties that may inhibit a student’s ability to access the curriculum.

We have extremely high expectations of each student and insist that a calm atmosphere is maintained for the benefit of the whole school community. We aim to provide a safe, therapeutic, and welcoming environment where students, with support from specialist staff, can address their personal issues and thrive.

All behaviour is monitored very closely by all staff, both in and outside of the classroom. We use an electronic tracking system, SIMs Behaviour Manager to record both pro-social and anti-social behaviours.

Marshfields maintains an ethos of praise and affirmation of positive behaviour to restore lost confidence, improve motivation and to raise self- esteem. We have in place a system of reward created in conjunction with the students that provide recognition in the form of a verbal feedback, telephone calls and post cards home to celebrate achievements.

Anti-social behaviour is managed very sensitively. There are consequences in place at Marshfields, each incident is discussed, and an appropriate course of action is followed that is a considered and measured response. We understand that each student’s needs are very different.

We value parental support highly and work in close partnership to enable students to break down their barriers to learning. Parents are welcome to book an appointment at any time to discuss their child’s progress; additionally, discussions can take place over the telephone, or via email.

A copy of our Behaviour Policy is attached below along with our Home School Agreement.