Behaviour, Relationships and Expectations

At Manchester Secondary PRU we believe that all behaviour is communication. Our aim is to try to understand the function of the behaviour and be curious and innovative in finding solutions to support our young people. Our practice is driven by the 6 principles of nurture, which allows us to 're-frame' potentially difficult situations to find a positive solution. Our core values directly reflect our nurturing practice: communication, inclusivity, nurture, resilience and aspiration.

The Six Principles Of Nurture
  • Children's learning is understood developmentally.
  • The classroom offers a safe base.
  • The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing.
  • Language is a vital means of communication.
  • All behaviour is communication.
  • The importance of transition in children's lives


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Behaviour and Relationships approach

Our behaviour approach is framed in the mantra: Ready, Respectful, Safe. This simple but effective approach allows staff to engage and positively challenge behaviour in a non-confrontational and de-escalating style. All of our staff are trained in Team Teach approaches and we pride ourselves on the immense amount of skills our staff possess when supporting learners with their behaviour. 

Manchester Secondary PRU has a system of rights and responsibilities, for all students and staff.


  1. The right to be physically and emotionally safe.
  2. The right to be heard.
  3. The right to make choices and to contribute to decision making.
  4. The right to learn.
  5. The right to a school environment that is free of sexual harassment, racial discrimination and discrimination of any sort on the grounds of  size, age, disability, gender, culture, religion or sexual orientation, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy , paternity and gender identity.
  6. The right to be treated with respect and dignity.


  1. To keep myself and others safe.
  2. To make myself heard in a appropriate way.
  3. To be willing to listen to advice and to consider the points of view of others.
  4. To be present and to be open to learning.
  5. To uphold and promote the Equality Act (2010).
  6. To treat all students and adults with respect.
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Manchester M21 7JJ

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