Whatever the reason, if you are using or issuing a warning, both you and the student must be fully aware of what the warning indicates read more

Do you send pupils out of the classroom as part of your behaviour management plan? If you do, there are a number of things that are worth considering if this consequence is to have any effective long-term outcomes read more

Pupils’ behaviour is often the most pressing concern for teachers. This week we provide some general behaviour management strategies and also specific interventions for individual pupils read more

Every child with a behaviour problem can be a useful source of information – clear and structured observations can provide feedback on the efficacy of IEPs or classroom management strategies read more

Whether you manage a large team of support assistants, or are responsible for just one or two TAs, keeping on top of ‘quality assurance’ is an important aspect of the SENCO role read more

There are two sides to the problem of staff cover – the emotional upset you experience when you realise you are not well enough to be at work, and the practical difficulties your absence generates read more

The new school term is a great time to consider your techniques of behaviour management and review your classroom management of last year read more

Making the assumption that academic, everyday and special occasion behaviours were all taught by your pupils’ previous teacher, will leave you feeling frustrated and annoyed read more

Some of the new titles for support staff have increased or caused confusion and mystery for teachers, parents and pupils read more

A small number of children with ‘glue ear’ go on to experience longer term hearing difficulties, an important issue for SENCOs to convey to class teachers read more