Our topic of the week is Behaviour for learning with 5-11 year olds.
This week we were delighted to be joined by Deputy Head Teacher, Russell Ingleby. Russell has helped to develop Chickenley Community School’s approach to behaviour management to point at which they are starting to concentrate on behaviour for learning rather than just managing conduct, manners and rules.
When Russell started several years ago at his current school, each class had a different approach to behaviour management. Part of his role was to work across many different classes and he found it difficult when he was slightly unsure what the rules and approaches were in each different class. There was a lack of consistency.
They started a journey towards consistency by adapting a set of Golden Rules from the Circle Time books by Jenny Mosley. These were displayed in every classroom from nursery to Year 6 for consistency.
The next step was to move on from rules which described what the school didn’t want to see to rules which…
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