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Improving behaviour

The Offer

Behaviour Management

(a) Audit of student behaviour and current school behaviour management strategies leading to recommendations for action and necessary support and training programmes. Audits are carried out jointly with school and EL behaviour management specialists, inspectors or Educational Psychologists.

(b) Whole-school

  • training with SLT and advice on policy and strategy
  • followed by training with whole staff. Supported self-evaluation (usually informed by EL video takes and peer observation)

(c) Training for teachers and staff in teams and sectors

  • training teachers and TAs in classrooms using observational video feedback and peer observation and coaching

Student Behaviour

(a) What's getting in the way? Programme with students to analyse social environment, pressures and fears which impact negatively on behaviour; leading to recommendations to the headteacher (or LA and local partnerships as appropriate) and assignment of aspirational or behaviour coaches.

(b) Training students to be lesson observers: peer mentors and active school citizens.

(c) Behavioural coaching for small groups of students at risk of exclusion.

  • Training school staff in the behavioural coaching techniques.
  • (Provided by Educational Psychologist led teams)

(d) Developing Student Voice

This service provides both a snapshot of students' views and advice about effective Student Voice mechanisms. The Service broadly falls into four parts, although some schools commission just Part 4.

  • Part One
    Student questionnaires in which sex, year group, and ethnic background are identified. Questionnaires focus on the Every Child Matters outcomes and on student views about teaching and learning strategies. This data is analysed and a written report produced recommending key areas to be pursued in Part Two.
  • Part Two
    Student focus groups are selected from each year as well as any groups identified by the school as a result of the questionnaire returns.
  • Part Three
    Initial feedback from student focus groups is followed by a written report for the headteacher, 'Student Viewpoint', which combines the findings of the questionnaires and focus group interviews.
  • Part Four
    Advice about Student Voice mechanisms for the school which are integrated into the school self evaluation and planning cycle.