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1st Edition

Relationship-based Learning
A Practical Guide to Transforming Children’s Behaviour

  • Available for pre-order on May 11, 2023. Item will ship after June 1, 2023
ISBN 9780367763671
June 1, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
248 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Relationship-Based Learning provides a helpful range of accessible strategies, approaches, practical ideas and guidance on how to implement ‘behaviour for learning’ for children with social, emotional and mental health issues, as well as those at risk of exclusion from school.

This essential resource explores the conceptual framework of Ellis & Tod’s highly effective ‘behaviour for learning’ conceptual framework, with each chapter featuring practical strategies and foundations that can be used at an organisational or whole-school level, as well as in the classroom. It includes tried-and-tested structures and strategies which have been proven to improve the learning and behaviour of children. The implementation of the ‘behaviour for learning’ framework has been evidenced to have a significant impact on the quality of teaching and learning with outstanding and, in some cases, exceptional outcomes for all learners. The strategies and approaches explored in this book are relevant for teaching children in any school or alternative provision, especially those with social, emotional and mental health needs.

Relationship-Based Learning is a must-read for practitioners, senior leaders, teachers and support staff, outreach services and multi-agency staff who are committed to improving outcomes for children with social, emotional, and mental health needs.

Table of Contents

1. The best thing about our school is learning  2. Vision to action  3. Professional learning  4. Developing our Assessment  5. The Golden Thread  6. Changemakers  7. Promoting Behaviour for Learning across schools : Monitoring and Evaluation  8. Transforming learning at the Courtyard  Appendix 1. Primary Inclusion Development Service Behaviour for learning Assessment for staff  Appendix 2. Process for Primary Inclusion Development Service  Appendix 3. Joint Intervention Tool  Appendix 4. Joint Action plan  Appendix 5. Joint Evaluation of Intervention  Appendix 6. Review evaluation Next steps  Appendix 7. Request for AP Academy Placement  Appendix 8. Courtyard Partnership Agreement  Appendix 9. Mainstream feedback  Appendix 10. Example of Mainstream feedback  Appendix 11. Parent/Carers questionnaire  Appendix 12. Pupils questionnaire

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Janet Packer is an experienced leader in the education sector, having worked as an advisor, inspector and Head of School. She has also led the implementation of ‘Behaviour for Learning’ across PIDS and the Courtyard AP Academy.

Nia MacQueen is an experienced mainstream and additional learning needs teacher, Head teacher and trainer. She also led on behaviour for learning and its development at the Courtyard AP Academy.

Patricia Day is an advisory teacher with extensive experience as a classroom teacher, outreach behaviour support teacher, consultant and trainer. She also led on the development of assessment of ‘Behaviour for Learning’ across the Primary Inclusion Development Service.


"Inspiring story of incredible practice that is so rich with detail. This is not just the why, but the how. Thoroughly recommended for anyone working with children who struggle to regulate their behaviours."

Paul Dix, Behaviour Training Expert, founder of Pivotal Education, Educational Reformer, Author of "When The Adults Change".