keyword: behaviour






Structure

I first started to become interested in structures within schools when I began working as an outreach teacher visiting deaf children in schools throughout Staffordshire. As an outreach teacher, it is important to get to know the structures in place within a school in order to ensure that the support that we put in place is effective throughout the school.   After a few visits to different schools, I quickly realised that, although all schools follow the same basic frameworks, that no two schools are the same! I recognised that every school has a very different feel to it, this quickly...


Date Published: 10th October 2019
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Motivation, morale and movement: Creating a distributed leadership model in a new and growing school

Our school is a newly established special school in London, catering for 28 children, aged 7-16, with complex behavioural needs and those on the autism spectrum and with additional complex needs. We realised there was a ‘gap in the market’ for students who are high-functioning, and are able to live independent, fulfilled lives as adults, but who don’t yet have the tools and strategies to cope with the demands placed on them from others. Their needs generally stem from their poor social and communication abilities. In line with research regarding autism diagnoses, the vast majority of our students are...


Date Published: 10th October 2019
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Improving Behaviour in Schools – Guidance Report

This guidance is applicable to primary and secondary school settings. It is hoped that most of the guidance will be useful for class teachers, while all should be relevant to senior leaders who are considering school behaviour policies and approaches. Further audiences who may find the guidance relevant include other school staff, governors, parents, policymakers, and educational researchers. Some elements will also be applicable to those in Early Years settings, though they are not the main audience and the evidence literature consulted was for those aged 4-18.   The strategies outlined should be helpful in schools and classrooms where behaviour is...


Date Published: 7th June 2019
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