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Behaviour and Regulation

Behaviour and Regulation at John T. Rice Infant school


At John T. Rice Infant and Nursery school, it is our fundamental belief that being ‘fair’ is not about everyone getting the same (equality), but about everyone getting what they need (equity) and that every behaviour a child demonstrates, is a form of communication.  The staff have all had attachment and trauma training from the Educational Psychologist department in Nottinghamshire and we are recognised as an Attachment and Trauma friendly school.

We encourage all adults in schools to respond in a way that focuses on the feelings and emotions that might drive certain behaviour, rather than the behaviour itself. Children with behavioural difficulties need to be regarded as vulnerable rather than troublesome, and we all have a duty to explore this vulnerability and provide appropriate support.

“Thinking of a child as behaving badly disposes you to think of punishment. Thinking of a child as struggling to handle something difficult encourages you to help them through their distress” (from Colebourne Primary School’s Behaviour Policy).


At John T. Rice Infant and Nursery school, we put relationships first. Our school ethos promotes strong relationships between staff, children and their parents/carers. It also relies on creating a positive school culture and climate that fosters connection, inclusion, respect and value for all members of the school community.

School rules

Recognition boards & Mood monsters

What some of our children feel about our Behaviour & Regulation policy