Top Tips for School Behaviour

Tighten up Routines
Tighten up class routines. Be clear and consistent at all times. This applies to ALL staff.

Praise Pupils
Single out pupils who are complying and praise them rather than focusing on the problem pupil.

Break Down Behaviours
Break down behaviours that you are looking for example: ‘What does good listening look like?’ Acknowledge positive behaviour for learning throughout the lesson.

Share Activities
Give opportunities for turn taking and sharing activities if a pupil is struggling to behave appropriately with peers.

Use ‘Safe Spaces’
If a pupil is displaying ‘anger issues’ allow for a cooling off period before discussing the problem with them. Make sure that they have a ‘safe space’ to go to and a way of showing that they need to do this for example a sad face.

Visual Prompts
Use visual prompts to help the pupil to become more independent, for examples thumbs up if the right choice is made.

Find something that the pupil is interested in and use this for an individual reward when the pupil makes the right choice, for example, Lego bricks - collect pieces and allow a time at the end of the day to build with these, maybe a longer period of time with a friend at the end of week.

No Judgement
Describe behaviour without judgement or comment ‘There’s a lot of pushing at the back’.

Use Distractions
Distract the pupil from unwanted behaviour, for example how’s the football going on

Set up a Workstation
If the pupil persistently disrupts others or does not complete tasks, then set up a work station just for them.

Ignore Attention Seeking
If possible ignore behaviour that is attention seeking.

Sensory Break
If a pupil is struggling to stay on task use a timer or Now/Next board, when a short, achievable task is completed allowing time for a sensory break.

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