Managing the 2% – Very Tricky Learners – PP29

Paul Dix
Paul Dix
Kevin Mulryne
Kevin Mulryne

Our topic of the week is Managing the 2% – Very Tricky Learners.

At the time of year when this episode is published, the most tricky 2% of learners have often moved right through the strategies in the behaviour policy and some have managed the ‘break it in two’. Often at this time of year teams are sitting around tables wondering what on earth to do with the 2%.

Managing the 2% - Very Tricky Learners

A lot of schools feel the urge to reduce or stop the exclusions which tend to be happening around this point in the school year.

Of course, the 2% is very different in different schools and contexts but every setting has its own 2% who cause the same amount of frustration and stress.

How can the school behaviour system support the 2%?

It may seem obvious but it’s essential to train everyone properly. It can’t be a ‘one hit wonder’ – it needs to be sustained.


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