There’s a discussion at the moment about whether teachers or a school are responsible for behaviour. My view is this: the school is responsible for having a good behaviour system and teachers are responsible for following the system. By “good system” I mean one which does not create work for the teachers; does not require them to teach for behaviour rather than learning; and in which follow-up and escalation are dealt with by admin staff and SLT respectively. We have such a system in my school.
In this and three subsequent posts I will write about our system and how we make it work. We are not the only school to use it but neither are we part of a majority. I think that many could benefit from using this policy or something similar.
It’s no exaggeration to say that adopting this system has been transformational. Our school is like…
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