Behaviour and Safeguarding


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To speak to a member of the safeguarding team please call the school office on 0161 445 0123 or email 

Schools have an important part to play in safeguarding all children and Lancasterian takes this responsibility very seriously. Safeguarding within the school includes a range of issues including health and safety, risk assessments, managing medical conditions in school, behaviour support, e-safety and lots more. The school also follows full guidance on safe recruitment and selection of new staff and ensures that all staff and regular visitors to school have a certificate provided by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before coming into school. 

Our safeguarding team have all attended relevant training and deliver in house training to staff at all levels. To speak to a member of the safeguarding team please call the school office on 0161 445 0123 or email 

Manchester Safeguarding Board: Call 0161 234 5001 or email:

Child Line: 0800 1111

If a person is in immediate danger, dial 999 and ask for the police.

For more information, please see our 'Safeguarding Policy' in our 'Policies' section. 


Lancasterian School has a holistic approach to education, valuing all learning in and out of the classroom and supporting positive behaviour is central to all learning that takes place.

As a school we recognise that pupils may come to school with a range of behaviours, we also recognise and understand that the underlying cause of any behaviour will be different for each pupil. All behaviour is a form of communication and is a signal for support.

Lancasterian School use a three-tier approach to support pupil’s behaviour and communication:

  • Tier One – Classroom management (including learning environment, staffing, routines and structure, boundaries and expectations, meeting basic needs and building self-esteem)
  • Tier Two – Targeted strategies through individualised Communication Support Plans (including Positive Handling Plans and risk assessments)
  • Tier Three – Positive Behaviour Support Plans overseen by a trained practitioner and reviewed regularly in meetings attended by all relevant professionals

Staff at Lancasterian School receive Team Teach training which instils the ethos that behaviour is communication. It empowers staff to implement positive behaviour support strategies throughout all aspects of school, highlights the importance of restorative practice, and gives staff the tools to de-escalate challenging situations and reduce the need for physical intervention.

'Team teach maintains an independent, robust, external process that provides quality control and assurance, Team Teach has been granted: “The Quality Training Centre”, nationally recognised accredited status is awarded by The Institute of Conflict Management (ICM). The ICM Quality Award recognises those providers – internal and external that aspires to the highest standards in training provision.'     

(Team Teach, 2020)

School works in partnership with carers and pupils to ensure that they understand and agree with the school’s values and ethos for supporting behaviour.

Our vision, our values and our rights underpin all of our policies and the education we deliver. This child-centred policy has been created to keep the pupils at Lancasterian School safe and happy, by:

  • Committing to the emotional mental health and well-being of our staff, pupils and carers. We wish to work towards this in all aspects of school life, and to provide an ethos, environment and curriculum that supports the social, emotional and mental health of the whole school community.
  • Helping pupils develop a sense of worth, to have self-confidence, high self-esteem, identity and achievement.
  • Creating an ethos of positive behaviour in school. This will ensure that pupils are happy, secure and safe which will have a positive effect on pupils’ learning opportunities.
  • Ensuring that all pupils are treated fairly, shown respect and good relationships are promoted and enhanced through the Personal, Social, Health and Emotional curriculum.
  • Building a school community which values kindness, care, respect and empathy for others.
  • Pupils treating others with respect and are supported to understand how to communicate effectively using appropriate behaviour.
  • Staff showing a clear understanding of the expectations, roles and responsibilities surrounding behaviour support and following a consistent approach.
  • Encouraging the involvement of all stakeholders in the implementation of this and related policies.

Our Behaviour support Ethos and Satement of inclusion iss written in conjunction with the UN Convention Rights of the Child.