Transforming behaviour in your school

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Six key beliefs in education

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Transforming behaviour in your school

  1. 1. Jeremy Rowe Sir John Leman High School Bett 2014 Friday, 24 January 2014
  2. 2. • 1475 students: 0 FTEs • £100k pa saved • Rise in staff attendance, student attendance and Year Seven applications • Exam results
  3. 3. “STOP! Or I’ll shout stop again!” Robin Williams
  4. 4. SIX KEY BELIEFS
  5. 5. Belief one All students do all detentions
  6. 6. • Detentions are to repair and rebuild • Abolition of headteacher detentions • Students are internally excluded if they do not do them but … they cannot return until they have done the original detention which brings us to …
  7. 7. Belief two NEVER lose sight of the primary focus
  8. 8. • Subject departments are responsible for behaviour in their lessons • The hat, phone, homework … must be resolved before the student can go back to normal lessons • Study focus
  9. 9. Belief three Discipline should be SMART, loving and relentless
  10. 10. What does that look like? • Silent fire drill • Senior staff visiting students’ homes • No need to raise voices • Non-verbal communication • All staff invited to do patrol • Strategic use of SIMS • Guarantees to parents, children and staff
  11. 11. Belief four Fixed-term exclusions weren’t working
  12. 12. Inclusion Room
  13. 13. • Formal letters • Readmittance interviews/do not always readmit • “Not on the students’ records” • Huge parental support • (Students might not actually like it …)
  14. 14. Belief five Students will behave as well or as badly as we accept
  15. 15. Belief six Behaviour & learning are two sides of the same coin
  16. 16. (Belief Seven!) • These beliefs will only transform a school when used strategically – and often patiently! • It will be impossible without three critical bits of equipment:
  17. 17. Behaviour timeline
  18. 18. Behaviour policy
  19. 19. • If you stop rowing, don’t be surprised if everyone else in the boat stops rowing too. • The 99% are the ones who need to define your school, but they need platforms to do it from. They are waiting for the chance.
  20. 20. BELIEF
  21. 21. Sorting Out Behaviour A head teacher’s guide Jrowe@sjlhs.suffolk.sch.uk
  22. 22. Crown House Publishing F482

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