2nd Edition

Supporting Children with Behaviour Issues in the Classroom

ISBN 9781138673854
Published July 21, 2016 by David Fulton Publishers
126 Pages

USD $38.95

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Book Description

This completely revised edition is an easy to use resource for teachers, TAs and SENCOs concerned about behavioural issues in the classroom. It will support school staff in their approach to a range of behavioural issues, through a range of tried-and-tested strategies, including:

  • How to create an environment of support and acceptance
  • Techniques to provide an effective leaning environment
  • Ways in which to communicate clearly with children with poor communication skills
  • Whole class and whole school approaches for a positive learning environment
  • How to maintain appropriate behaviours during unstructured break times

This accessible reference tool will help any teacher to create and maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning. Packed with resources, it also includes templates and example Personal Support Plans, written by practitioners for practitioners.

Table of Contents

    Foreword  Introduction  Section 1: Legislation and guidance  1. Legislation  2. Discipline in school – teachers powers and the use of reasonable force  Section 2: Whole school approaches  3. Whole school thinking  4. Whole school issues  5. Developing a behaviour policy  6. Restorative Practices  Section 3: Putting policies into practise to create a positive learning environment  7. Providing a positive learning environment: Early Years  8. Providing an effective learning environment: Primary and Secondary Provision  9. Lesson activity and delivery 10. Communication  11. Creating a positive environment  12. Play/breaktimes and lunchtimes  13. Gender difference  Section 4: Support staff  14. Support staff: working in the classroom  15. Support staff: guidelines for working with pupils  Section 5: Pupils and parents  16. The voice of the pupil  17. Developing self-esteem  18. Developing peer relationships  19. Ways to develop good relationships with pupils and staff   20. Anti-bullying  21. Working with parents  Section 6: Approaches and Interventions for those pupils who require an individual response  20. Observing the pupil  21. Behaviour modification  22. Personal Support Plan (PSP)  23. Coping with a violent incident  Section 7: Underlying factors  24. Supporting pupil’s mental health  25. Developing resilience  26. Depression  27. Conduct disorder  28. Self- harm  29. Eating disorders  30. Attachment disorder  31. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)  34. Attention seeking behaviour  35. Autism  36.  Section 8: Continuing Professional Development  37. Planning for Continuing Professional Development  38. Evaluating and following up on Continuing Professional Development  References and useful contacts  Appendices  1. Elements of a Positive Behaviour Policy  2. Behaviour policy: Primary School  3. Behaviour policy: Secondary School  4. Guidance Policy for Enhancing Community Relationships and Learning for a School with Restorative Practice (Behaviour Policy)  5. A sample Pupil Incident form  6. One schools staged framework to manage behaviour  7. Examples of rewards

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    Sarah Carr - Well-being Officer, Eastfied Primary School, Hull, UK.
    Susan Coulter - former Special School Headteacher, UK.
    Elizabeth Morling - Series Editor, SEN Consultant and former Head of the Education Service for Physical Disability, Hull City Council, UK
    Rebecca Smith - Well-being Officer, Eastfied Primary School, Hull, UK.


    "I think books about behaviour will always sell well as so many teachers are so desperate for support in this area! However, I think that what will make this book a really good seller and an enduring title, will be a real clarity of purpose and content from the outset." - Pippa Whittaker, Curriculum Leader for Inclusion

    "The book would be of use within all school settings for a large range of staff. It would be useful to support less experienced teachers or those experiencing difficulties with behaviour within the classroom.  The book is very practical for a range of busy professionals to be able to dip in and extract relevant information efficiently." - Alex Lawrence

    "This resource, written by and for practitioners, is concerned with behavioural issues within the classroom and is up to date with the 2015 SEND code of practice. As an accessible reference tool it provides expert advice, support, activities, resources and useful templates to support school staff such as SENCOs, Teachers and Teaching Assistants. [..] This is a useful resource to support staff in creating and maintaining a classroom environment conducive to learning." - Jennie Cross, Nasen