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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...

Working With Parents: Encouraging Good Behaviour - Case Study

This document from the Department of Education looks at how the White Horse Federation engages parents to discuss and improve pupil behaviour. The resource explores how the school talks with parents, develops language skills and online safety and its mobile phone policy, as part of the managing behaviour and...

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,...

Using Isolation Rooms: Managing Poor Behaviour - Case Study

This document from the Department of Education looks at how Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic School uses an 'on-call' room, a nurture room to support pupils in managing their social skills. The resource explores the school's on-call room, staff response to misbehaviour and individual behaviour support, as part of the...

Managing Bullying in Schools - Case Study

This managing bullying in schools document from the Department of Education looks at how Derby Moor Community Sports College talks to pupils about, identifies, and deals with bullying. The resource is part of the managing behaviour and bullying in schools case studies and explores: *The school's 'Friends 4 U club...

Good Practice Resource: Developing Children's Learning Through Work in the Natural Environment

This case study describes how one primary school used a 'forest school' initiative to engage a group of boys who were not keen on school. Inspectors identified the ‘forest school’ as an outstanding feature of environmental education at the school. All the children are involved in activities in the outdoors and in...

Talking About and Responding to School Cyberbullying - Case Study

This document from the Department of Education looks at how St Gregory's Catholic School Science College educates pupils and parents about cyberbullying through newsletters, their 'Parent Zone' and curriculum. The resource explores the school's resources for parents, mobile phone and behaviour polices as part of...

Alternative Provision

The aim of this Ofsted survey was to analyse the elements of successful alternative provision. Alternative provision has been defined as education outside school, arranged by local authorities or schools. For the purpose of this survey, alternative provision was defined as something in which a young person...

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