The Behaviour Handbook for Islington schools outlines approaches and interventions which encourage and allow inclusion and reduce the risk of exclusion.
Within the universal offer, which underpins the layers of support and intervention, is an understanding and ethos which supports the ideals of inclusion. It understands that ‘all behaviour is communication’ and that difficulties with communication (in all its forms) can impact on behaviour and learning.
There is a growing understanding that trauma of all kinds may affect the way in which a young person can interact with the world and how we, as professionals, respond.
These will have been used before any decision to exclude has been reached.