What are the tenets of a good and safe learning environment for learners who use English as an additional language? Drawing upon the Teachers’ Standards and latest research evidence, Caroline Bruce offers some pointers for secondary schools


There is no escaping it, Standard 7 of the Teachers’ Standards – manage behaviour – is pivotal for both staff and students. The Standards (DfE, 2011) and the Early Career Framework (DfE, 2019) identify behaviour management as a core area for teachers’ development. It is encompassed within both High Expectations and Managing Behaviour (Standards 1 and 7).

Despite this prominence, behaviour management remains a source of stress for many teachers, and in particular for those new to the profession. Ofsted reports that “managing poor behaviour in the classroom is one of the main causes of low morale” (Ofsted, 2019). Burge et al (2021) identified behaviour as having the greatest impact of any single attribute on teacher retention.

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