Positive Reward Culture

Westhaven school continues to have a reward culture, whereby pupils’ positive successes far out-weigh the negative. Staff are encouraged to use the online Class Charts system to promote and reward the learning behaviours that we strive for with the Westhaven Way under-pinning the ethos.

All incidents are recorded on Class Charts, which is an online, classroom based, rewards and sanctions system. Other positive rewards include:

 Manner merits

  • I am proud certificates
  • Head boy/girl/person
  • VIP badges
  • Class prefects
  • School council representatives
  • Star of the lesson/week
  • Termly cups/prizes

Pivotal MAPA

The Principle that underpins the Pivotal MAPA philosophy is ‘least restrictive for the least amount of time’. Our highly professional and caring staff are trained to use Preventative and De-escalation strategies before restraint is used as a last resort.

At Westhaven all staff are trained in the theory of Pivotal MAPA and we have a number of staff trained in the use of restraint. All have attended a CPI (Crisis Prevention Institution) Pivotal MAPA (Management of Actual and Potential Aggression) Foundation Course.

Mr Jamie Peacock and Mr John Bevan are both qualified Pivotal MAPA Instructors and deliver the course to Westhaven Staff.

For more information about our MAPA course training dates, prices and availability please contact Mr Peacock.