Monday, February 06, 2017
Student Safety is Always our First Priority!
We pride ourselves at Hyde Park as having the most awesome students ever, however, sometimes students are on their way to learning how to behave in a more socially acceptable manner. We all make mistakes, and learning from our mistakes is key to our success. At Hyde Park, we have a team of staff members who are well trained in responding to student behaviour that escalates to a point of putting others at risk. When this happens in our building, classroom teachers will be asked, via our Public Announcement system to ensure classroom doors are closed and locked. Students would continue learning. Outside the classroom, our BMS team (behaviour management systems team) will be called to assist this student in calming. In extreme cases, when student behaviour escalates to the point of harming others or self, this team is trained to safely contain the student. Sometimes other students may witness this. They are later debriefed back in classrooms so that they can better understand the nature of this type of staff response. To preserve the dignity and privacy of students and families, we will NOT be sending notification home each time this occurs (it is extremely rare). We know our community is compassionate and understanding of this.