At St Richard’s Academy we do not discriminate against any child or adult on the grounds of race, disability, gender, age, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. We embrace the individuality of all our community members and comply fully with the Equality Act 2010.
This policy has been written to support all teaching and support staff who come into contact with pupils who may need physical intervention. Staff at St Richard’s recognise that the use of reasonable force is only one of the last in a range of strategies available to secure pupil safety/well-being and also to maintain good order and discipline. St Richard’s follows the non-statutory guidance; Use of reasonable force; Advice for Headteachers, staff and governing bodies July 2013