Do you struggle to control the frequency and level of noise in and around your classroom? Dave Stott discusses when talking is and is not acceptable, and suggests tips for outlining and enforcing your expectations to pupils

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This Behaviour Matters explores the importance of verbal skills in the classroom, reminding teachers that the way that they use their voice could be key to managing behaviour

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As a behaviour and education support team (BEST) coordinator, Tony Nicholson has a wide and varied role. Here he gives an insight into his role and the work of the BEST team

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When dealing with the feelings and behaviour of early years pupils, teachers should try looking at creative ways to approach and deal with problems says Anni McTavish

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Good behaviour in early years is something that practitioners can and should promote, says Juliet Neill-Hall, who offers some strategies on ‘how to’

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Although difficult at times, it is important that schools make a stance on what counts as social behaviour, says headteacher Neil Berry

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Would you know how to respond well during an incident of acute or severe behaviour? Behaviour Matters offers practical tips on how best to handle such situations, and warns that teachers should always be prepared for them, no matter how rarely they occur

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Educational professionals must learn to positively affect the attitude and behaviour of their students, and encourage compliance, by making their requests polite at the same time as making it clear that they are instructions to be carried out

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This e-bulletin focuses on the best way to start a lesson, pointing out the value of praising pupils’ appropriate behaviour and ignoring that which is inappropriate; rather than admonishing and therefore highlighting the latter

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A timely review of your behaviour strategies is the subject of this week’s Behaviour Matters, as Dave Stott highlights the beginning of the new term as an opportune moment to clarify them and make sure your pupils understand them

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Pupils’ challenging behaviour tops the list as the most stressful part of teaching; but can it be managed by teacher training? The effects of CPD on behaviour management are investigated by Elizabeth Holmes

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This Behaviour Matters explains how to manage serious or ongoing behavioural issues with the use of individual behaviour plans

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The way you start the day of learning each morning can set the tone for pupils’ behaviour throughout the day. This issue of Behaviour Matters gives advice on how to avoid starting off on the wrong foot

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What role does emotional intelligence play in children’s learning, and how can teachers use it to improve pupil’s behaviour?

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This issue of Behaviour Matters explores situations when disruptive pupils direct negative or abusive personal comments at you, the teacher, and the different ways there are to deal with them

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How do you implement a whole-school anti-bullying policy? Headteacher Mark Vickers describes how Manhood Community College in West Sussex got everybody involved in the shaping of theirs during a campaign to stop bullying

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Sue Morris looks at self-harm and suicidal behaviour in primary school children, including the definitions, prevalence rates and the factors that increase and reduce risk

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Teaching basic classroom skills early is a simple and essential way to instil good behaviour principles in students, explains Dave Stott in this issue of Behaviour Matters

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This illustrated worksheet will encourage students to recognise, record and communicate the different types of feelings they experience. This will help embed emotional literacy into day-to-day learning


Happy slapping is a fad among teenagers and older children. An unsuspecting victim is assaulted, and this is recorded by the attacker’s accomplice(s). This resource focuses on the serious implications of such violent behaviour and will help to ensure that pupils are aware of the damage it can cause, as well as the consequences


Life is full of ups and downs. Being able to identify and rationalise serious issues can contribute towards pupils’ wellbeing and improve their outlook on life


This free resource will help school leaders and curriculum managers implement an effective whole-school behaviour management policy


This free resource will help primary school teachers to assess the anger levels of children and to gain an understanding of how to prevent escalation


This free resource will help schools to take a fresh look at their behaviour management and revise their approaches to punishment


This primary assembly for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) focuses on bullying and the consequences


Author: Brian Radcliffe

Secondary Assemblies for SEAL is a collection of 40 original secondary assemblies designed to tackle the five priority outcomes outlined in the secondary SEAL programme. These SEAL assemblies about inspirational people will support your commitment to enforcing emotional learning in secondary schools

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Author: Margaret Sutherland and Colin Sutherland

Overcome challenging behaviour using practical techniques to build positive attitudes to learning

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Author: Tina Rae and Brian Marris

Tough Issues, Tough Choices aims to help young people tackle problems and challenges. It addresses the difficult issues and decisions facing young people in today’s society, – those with behavioural problems and those without – and promotes the development of emotional literacy, equal opportunities and social justice

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Author: Angela Dewsbury

This issue of Curriculum Briefing focuses on developing systems and support structures to help your teaching staff implement effective behaviour management skills in practice read more


Author: Gillian Shotton and Sheila Burton

The Emotional Wellbeing: An Introductory Handbook helps school staff learn about emotional literacy, and promote SEAL topics to their students using activities and resources

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Author: Belinda Heaven

Emotional Health and Wellbeingprovides activities and resources to promote a whole-school approach to emotional wellbeing, focusing on a number of SEAL areas

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Author: Authors: Tina Rae & Sara Daly

Controlling Anger: A Solution Focused Approach for Children will help to empower children to manage strong feelings more positively

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Author: Tina Rae & Sara Daly

Controlling Anger: A Solution Focused Approach for Young People will help to empower pupils, including teenagers and young adults, to manage their anger and other strong feelings more positively

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Author: Teresa Bliss, Rachel Down, Isobel Hollis & Christina Lythgoe

Transition: A Peer Mentoring System is a guide to organising a ‘buddy’ programme, which will help ease the transition process for Year 7 pupils

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Author: Tina Rae, Nisha Nakarja & Patricia Velinor

Emotional Resilience and Problem Solving for Young People will help promote the mental health and wellbeing of young people. It is aimed at teachers, social workers and all those involved in supporting young adults

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Author: Teresa Bliss

Mediation and Restoration in Circle Time will help increase participation and help develop emotional literacy

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Author: Margaret Collins

Inclusion in the Primary Classroom, suitable for children aged 5-11, is a practical resource to help promote inclusion and disability awareness

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Author: Thérèse Hoyle

101 Playground Games, written by Thérèse Hoyle, is a collection of active and engaging games, ideal for teachers, lunchtime supervisors and any adult involved with children at play. It is one of nine titles in the Teach to Inspire series

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You can have a positive impact on behaviour throughout the school year by considering key areas now, says Dave Stott, such as school policy, the class environment and preparing for a new and different group of students

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This week’s Behaviour Matters is aimed primarily at teachers and support staff who are working with younger children, and provides advice on dealing with a pupil who tries to leave school grounds without permission

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Behaviour Matters provides practical tips for saying what you mean, and meaning what you say

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The antiseptic bounce-back technique is great for managing low-level interventions and is most effective when used in partnership with a colleague read more

This week’s Behaviour Matters explains how offering students limited, but constructive, choices can improve their behaviour and learning read more

This week’s issue of Behaviour Matters looks at the importance of body language and personal space, offering advice on how to understand personal boundaries in order to get the best response from pupils read more

This issue of Behaviour Matters looks at how hot summer weather can affect behaviour. We provide some suggestions for keeping the temperature down and offer ways to adapt lesson plans

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This week’s Behaviour Matters looks at how you can use body language to support and encourage students read more

This week’s issue of Behaviour Matters looks at the methods you can use to give pupils specific directions − keeping them on task and reducing class disruptions read more

This week’s issue of Behaviour Matters looks at how individual education, behaviour and pastoral plans can be implemented in the classroom to meet pupils’ needs read more

This issue of Behaviour Matters provides you with ways to improve lessons through listening to pupils’ opinions and feedback on tasks

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