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Values & Behaviours

The Canterbury Centre Mission Statement

Caring for young people and their families, providing them with opportunities to learn and flourish.

Our Mission

Our mission is to work with children and their families, schools and a range of professionals, including medical staff to support pupils to attend school, to engage with and enjoy learning, to achieve and to become confident and independent adults living fulfilled lives.


All staff are directed to regard behaviour as a form of communication. Canterbury Centre pupils are treated with unconditional positive regard, according to person-centred principles. Stages of child development are taken into account when managing behaviour, as the majority of pupils have experienced trauma; there is not a 'one size fits all' rewards and sanctions approach. Pupils have a regularly reviewed risk assessment, depending on individual need. Rewards and/or consequences are selected to meet the needs of the individual pupil in a considered, graduated manner. Pupils' life experiences are appraised when gauging appropriate consequences and rewards.

Pupils are expected to:

  • Behave in an orderly and self-controlled way
  • Show respect to members of staff and each other
  • In class, make it possible for all pupils to learn
  • Move calmly around the school
  • Treat the school buildings and school property with respect
  • Wear the correct uniform at all times
  • Accept sanctions when given
  • Refrain from behaving in a way that brings the school into disrepute, including when outside school

View our full Behaviour Policy and Documents on our Policies page:


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The Canterbury Centre (Pupil health referral unit)
Canterbury Gardens, Eccles New Road, Salford M5 5AG

0161 921 2550
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