Monthly Archives: July 2016

Have we come to expect poor behaviour?

I was going to end the academic year here, but have decided instead to finish with this post given a few discussions on social media over the last couple of days.  I very much welcome the Developin…

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Planning to Get Behaviour Right: Research Plus Experience


There is nothing like a discussion about behaviour and discipline, either in the staff room or in the classroom, to get people talking with passion, intensity and all too often from totally different perspectives.

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Promoting the Positive

A week or so ago, I worked with a secondary colleague from within our Multi-Academy Trust. He is an Assistant Head who has responsibility for behaviour (like me) in his school. We were tasked with creating a behaviour audit that could be used to audit a school in order to pinpoint where they may need extra support. As it stands, once it was finished, we realised that this document could be used as a self-assessment tool for schools to audit themselves too. It basically has several areas, with questions within each area. The key areas are:

  • How was the school behaviour policy developed?
  • Understanding behaviour
  • Whole school approach
  • Setting and implementing standards of behaviour
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Responding to negative behaviour
  • Classroom behaviour
  • Behaviour around the school
  • Paperwork and guidance
  • Analysis of behaviour
  • Exclusions

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