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Ensuring Good Behaviour Summary

This summary was produced by the Department for Education in 2012 to support schools with their behaviour policy. This document summarises the legal powers and duties that govern behaviour and attendance in school at the time of writing, and explains how they apply to teachers, governing bodies, pupils and parents...

The professional development needs of early-career teachers in Scotland

This paper, published in 2013,  draws on a research project commissioned by Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS), the curriculum and inspection body for school education in Scotland. The project sought to identify the specific professional learning needs of teachers in years two to six of their careers, that is, in...

Supporting Pupils: Managing Poor Behaviour - Case Study

This document from the Department of Education looks at how Saint Benedict Academy supports pupils who persistently misbehave in their turnaround centre and deal with poor behaviour consistently. The resource explores the school's turnaround centre and it's 'C' system, as part of the managing behaviour and bullying...

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.

Managing the Difficult Class

In this video from Osiris Educational Bill Rodgers discusses his experience of working as a mentor teacher in challenging schools and how to deal with behaviour issues presented by groups of pupils.

Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones

This resource by Pedagogics explores subtle adjustments to teacher's language in order to be less emotive, more objective-led and promote progress.

National Strategies – Behaviour and Attendance (Core Day 3 and Day 4 Resources)

These National Strategies resources from the Department of Education explore behaviour and attendance. The files cover: *Developing emotional health and well-being: a whole-school approach to improving behaviour and attendance * Monitoring whole-school practice to promote positive behaviour and attendance: guidance...

Toolkit Talks: Parental Involvement

This Toolkit Talks video covers parental involvement.

Professor Steve Higgins of Durham University and Dr Lee Elliot Major from the Education Endowment Foundation discuss how best to engage parents with school and strategies to enable parents to help their children with their school work.


Delivering the Behaviour Challenge

Written in 2009 by the Department for Children, Schools and families, this resource sets out the government's support for behaviour in schools at that time.

Developing great teaching: lessons from the international reviews into effective professional development

In September 2014 the Teacher Development Trust, with support from TES Global, commissioned a review of the international research into what constitutes effective professional development for teachers.

The review was conducted by an expert team of Professors Steve Higgins and Rob Coe of Durham University,...


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