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Understanding and Supporting Behaviour course

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what makes behaviour challenging for teachers and learners
  • Describe the theories about behaviours, and how they’ve shaped education practice
  • Reflect on your own thinking and assumptions about behaviour
  • Describe the internal and external influences that can place additional pressures on pupils
  • Review school learning environments to identify where improvements can be made
  • Use Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to assess whether pupils’ basic needs are being met
  • Utilise an ABC approach to assess the function of behaviour
  • Assess the impact of the incentives and sanctions used in your setting
  • Create comfortable and interesting learning environments
  • Employ strategies that establish ground rules, influence groups and support pupils with additional learning needs
  • Draw on a range of scripts and communication strategies to influence positive pupil behaviour
  • Set SMART goals and implement strategies to manage and support behaviour

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Testimonials

Feedback from our participants

I have monitored and been more observant of what has been happening in the classroom and outside, I’ve been more persistent and consistent. This has had a much bigger and positive outcome for the children I work with.

Teaching Assistant

I feel that I have a better understanding of just how much the classroom environment and resources can affect a student’s willingness and ability to learn. Furthermore, although I have always been aware that certain students do not accept praise, especially in front of their peers, I had never thought to say things like "I have enjoyed working with you/this group this lesson." and have always relied on sending praise postcards home.

Teaching Assistant

I have enjoyed and found it very useful hearing other peoples’ goals and interventions and sharing ideas and hope to continue with learning more about others’ strategies.

Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

I have learnt to always approach each lesson as if it is the first with your student. Always have a fresh start. I have learnt to control low level disruption immediately to avoid confrontation and escalating behaviour.

Teaching Assistant

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