Positive Relationships and Behaviour

At Hollington Primary Academy we believe that it is the responsibility of all staff to support the development of positive relationships with all pupils in order for them to thrive. All staff are expected to lead by example and to treat others as they would expect to be treated themselves. We recognise that the nurturing, positive and secure culture of the academy is set by the way all adults behave. This culture is based on secure positive relationships that are rooted in kindness. It is the consistency in these relationships that are positive, dependable and built on mutual respect that allow all pupils to be able to learn effectively because they feel safe.  

As an academy we acknowledge that behaviour is a form of communication and usually a pupil’s way of indicating one (or more) of their needs are not being met.  Through our positive relationships, we utilise restorative approaches to support our pupils to make better choices and educate them about their decisions. We wholeheartedly believe that these approaches will have a more positive, long-term impact that allows all pupils to ‘Think Big’, both at Hollington and into the future. 

At Hollington Primary Academy, as a community, we are striving to create a culture where… 

  • Staff and pupils have an understanding of the inseparable link between teaching, learning and behaviour.  

  • The culture is set by the way adults behave. 

  • Pupils possess positive attitudes towards each other, the environment and learning. 

  • A safe, comfortable and caring environment where optimum learning can take place for all pupils, ensuring their individual needs are met. 

  • Mutual respect for others is promoted within the whole academy. 

  • There is certainty in adult behaviour, based on shared, consistent language and approaches. 

  • All adults to take responsibility for behaviour and follow-up personally. 

  • Positive behaviour and restorative approaches are actively promoted. 

Our Positive Relationships Policy is underpinned by the East Sussex County Council Therapeutic Thinking agenda, as well as the work of Paul Dix.  




If you require further information on our approach to Positive Relationships, please refer to our policy or contact the academy office via telephone or email to talk to a member of the Senior Leadership Team. 


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