Behaviour at Christmas – PP15

Paul Dix
Paul Dix
Kevin Mulryne
Kevin Mulryne

Our topic of the week is behaviour at Christmas.

It’s getting near Christmas…and this week Paul focuses on children for whom this is a difficult time of year, those who do not look forward to the Christmas break from school.

How can we manage the end of term most appropriately for all children, including those who have a challenging time at home, and therefore at school as well?

If you have worked effectively all term with some tricky children, things can get even more difficult towards the end, particularly as routines start to disintegrate. Low level disruption can start to creep in again and some more angry outbursts can start to erupt whcih mirrors their levels of anxiety about the end of term.

School or college is the place where these kinds of children receive consistency, security and calm.

Paul refers to the Bridge Academy in London where they don’t put baubles on the tree because they know it will be toppled over at least twice in the festive season by children who take out their frustrations and anxiety on this visible symbol of Christmas…

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