Top Ten Tips for Behaviour Management

Most of my posts are about teaching strategies, the curriculum or the odd political rant. I have written very little on the subject of behaviour management. I considered why and decided that as I began my blog, as a teacher of nearly a decade, in a good school, with good behaviour systems (note all good schools invariably have good behaviour management systems at their heart), I wrote about what I was interested in. I therefore took the topic of behaviour…

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Moving Beyond National Curriculum Levels

A fair few months ago the government announced the end of KS3 levels. Only there has been little real change – to my knowledge – in the status quo because schools are seemingly still beholden to accountability measures that link to the quantifiable measures of NC levels. Schools are still manoeuvring through the murk of change. Of course, change is uncertain and uncertainty hampers innovation. But we cannot pass up this opportunity to improve assessment. It is a great chance…

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