How do we promote positive relationships at Aldercar High School?

Here are some key methods that support or values:

1. PSHE and RSE Curriculum: Integrating lessons on communication skills, empathy, respect, and understanding diversity within the PSHE and RSE curriculum helps students learn about building and maintaining healthy relationships.

2. Anti-Bullying Programs: Implementing anti-bullying policies and programs creates awareness about the impact of bullying and provides students with strategies to prevent and address it.

3. Peer Mentoring and Buddy Systems: Encouraging older or more experienced students to mentor or support younger or new students helps build a sense of community and fosters positive interactions.

4. Positive Behaviour Policies: Establishing clear expectations for behaviour and reinforcing positive behaviour through rewards and recognition helps create a respectful and supportive school culture.

5. Counselling and Support Services: Providing access to school counsellors and support services offers students a safe space to discuss their concerns and receive guidance on relationship issues.

6. Extracurricular Activities: Promoting participation in clubs, sports, and other group activities helps students develop teamwork, cooperation, and social skills.

7. Parental Involvement: Engaging parents and caregivers in school activities and communications ensures a consistent message about the importance of positive relationships and reinforces these values at home.

8. Teacher Training: Equipping teachers with the skills and knowledge to model and teach positive relationship-building helps create a positive classroom environment.

By combining these approaches, schools can create an environment that supports the development of healthy, respectful, and positive relationships among students and staff.