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Using Rewards: Encouraging Good Behaviour - Case Study

This document from the Department of Education looks at how Stopsley Community Primary School encourages good behaviour by rewarding pupils. The resource explores the school's house point system, resources and support for teachers and their 'red carpet' policy as part of the managing behaviour and bullying in...

Below the Radar: Low Level Disruption in the Country's Classrooms

This report from Ofsted looks at low level classroom disruption. Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) raised concerns about low-level disruption in schools in his Annual Report 2012/13. As a consequence, guidance to inspectors was tightened to place greater emphasis on this issue in routine inspections. In addition...

Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviour Through a Nurture Group Approach

The aim of this survey was to analyse the elements of successful nurture group provision and the difference that nurture groups make to the outcomes for students. Nurture groups are small, structured teaching groups for students showing signs of behavioural, social or emotional difficulties, particularly those who...

Improving Teacher Training for Behaviour

This resource sets out the knowledge, skills and understanding that trainee teachers will need in order to be able to manage their students’ behaviour. Effective teacher training incorporates activities and teaching that leads to these outcomes and prepares trainees to manage behaviour confidently and with...

Getting the Simple Things Right: Charlie Taylor’s Behaviour Checklists

Charlie Taylor’s Behaviour Checklists, Getting the Simple Things Right, look at the simple things that should be put in place to create good behaviour for learning. It includes the two lists 'key principles for headteachers to help improve school behaviour' and 'behaviour checklist for teachers'.

Retaining and developing the teaching workforce

This report examines whether the Department for Education is supporting the schools sector effectively to retain and develop the teaching workforce.

Can teacher turnover improve student achievement?

According to a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, published in 2016,  removing low-performing...

Neuromyths in education

A study published in 2012 showed that possessing greater general knowledge about the brain does not appear to protect teachers from believing in “neuromyths” – misconceptions about neuroscience research in education. A study in Frontiers in Psychology found that teachers who are interested in the application of...

Effective programmes for primary science

Published in 2012, this review focused on examining which  science programmes had been proven to help primary school students to succeed.  To find out, the University of York’s Institute for Effective Education, Johns Hopkins University and Durham University completed a research review on the topic. The review...

Science teacher CPD and teacher careers

This paper, published in 2012, examines the retention and development of science teachers  across the UK and more widely, Europe. The paper examines one particular aspect of this issue: to what extent does Continuing Professional Development (CPD) affect science teachers' career development and retention in the...

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