The SecEd Podcast: Managing Pupil Behaviour in Schools

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

This episode of The SecEd Podcast offers practical tips for effective whole-school and classroom behaviour management

This episode of the SecEd Podcast offers a practical discussion about behaviour management across the school and in the classroom, with advice and ideas from three school leaders.

Themes include: Effective whole-school approaches; sanctions & consequences; behaviour as communication; King Ecgbert School’s Consistent Behaviour Model Policy; the problems with zero tolerance; exclusion & internal exclusion/isolation; parental engagement & support; low-level behaviour; classroom management & teaching tips; behaviour & Covid-19.

The discussion features: Paul Haigh, headteacher of King Ecgbert School in Sheffield; Sarah Birch, regional standards leader at the River Tees MAT in the North East; Steve Baker, executive headteacher, Kilgarth and Gilbrook Schools in Birkenhead and author of A School Without Sanctions.

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