Towards ‘Impeccable Behaviour’. Together

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In my discussions with my new colleagues at Highbury Grove we’ve talked about the need to ensure that the teaching and learning agenda is put at the centre of all we do – in terms of CPD, ethos and our overall improvement strategy it is the most important thing. But we’ve also agreed that getting behaviour right is the first priority.  That’s not a contradiction; both are inter-related but one is the platform for the other.  We’re planning to implement a process leading to a school-wide step-change in the behaviour standards, raising expectations significantly and putting the necessary enforcement and support structures in place.

Although standards of behaviour are generally very good and the school feels like a relaxed and happy place, most people express the sense that they  expend too much energy in mopping up behaviour issues day-to-day, reinforcing basic standards  in lessons and the corridors ; staff definitely…

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