Standard 7

Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

These cover:

  • have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy –
  • have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly –
  • manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to involve and motivate them –
  • maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary

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  • Bayley on behaviour: establishing the ground rules

    Watch how to set ground rules with a new class.

  • Behaviour checklist

    The behaviour checklist for teachers on page six is a quick reference guide for teachers to demonstrate the values, attitudes and behaviour that they expect from all pupils.

  • Colleague support

    Bill Rodgers discusses what effective colleague support can reasonably be given when dealing with behaviourally challenging classes or individual pupils.

  • Differentiating behaviour management  

    Behaviour management strategies for different students. Can we really give too much praise?

  • Ensuring a settled and focused class

    Bill Rogers shares his advice and experiences on how to get students settled and ready to learn at the beginning of the lesson.

  • Establishing trust

    Bill Rodgers discusses the essential skills that enable teachers to be a confident classroom leader with behaviourally challenging young people in order to establish trust.

  • Key routines and practices

    Bill Rogers: guidance on core practices and skills in establishing learning communities.

  • Primary NQTs - managing behaviour

    Watch two Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) as they use different strategies to manage behaviour.

  • Punishment and restorative approaches

    Podcast on how punitive sanctions don't work and schools need to focus on restorative approaches.

  • Tactical ignoring

    In this video, Bill Rogers explains the virtues of tactical ignoring.

  • The power of positive notes home

    The power of sending positive notes home and why they give four levels of reward.

  • School sanctuaries

    Behaviour expert Bill Rogers shares his thoughts on why creating a sane, safe and secure community in school is part of a teacher's responsibility. He describes how to develop a safe school environment, putting support at the heart of everything.

  • Students who fiddle with objects

    How best to deal with pupils who are distracted by objects in lessons.

  • Students who just say no

    Students who refuse to follow instructions are among the most challenging disruptions in the classroom. Bill Rogers demonstrates how to deal with the student who says "no", retain classroom control and overcome the issues.