From the ‘Tricky Class’ to a ‘Winning Class’

  • No Forthcoming Dates
  • East of England Showground
  • Behaviours for Learning
  • Full
  • Primary
  • Leadership, Teaching & Learning
  • Lunch Included
  • Refreshments Included
  • Free

Please note: to maximise sustained impact, this course will include: Follow up tutor support via email/phone A twilight session to revisit action plans and extend learning from the first day

Dates: Day 1: 16/1/20

Twilight: 27/2/20 (4pm-5.30pm)

The dynamics in some classes can be such that teachers feel they are putting far too much energy into ‘managing behaviour’ and not enough into teaching and learning,

This course will introduce you to proven practical ways to help ‘reboot’ your class. Looking first at the whole class, we will consider how to increase pupils’ engagement in (re) establishing expectations regarding behaviour. From there we will go on to look at how to address specific needs some pupils present with.

About The Course

Participants will have:

Greater clarity as to what the precise underlying needs their class presents with – and how best to respond to these.

An understanding of group dynamics – and how to utilise this in order to promote greater cohesion within a class.

A wider range of strategies for developing pupils’ self-regulation and self-management.

Increased their toolkit of strategies for a) proactively promoting and teaching behaviours for learning and b) managing challenging behaviours when they arise.

What Teachers Say

The support we received allowed staff at all levels to unpick the barriers to successful behaviour for learning and develop effective tailored strategies for our setting.” Mark Anderson, head teacher, Huntingtower Primary School

“Steve’s support has provided us with a model and language to make sense of the emotional dimensions of behaviour management.” deputy head teacher – name withheld

“The HMI said that the school had been ‘transformed’ since the previous visit. I have no doubt that Steve’s work and support were a huge factor in achieving this transformation. His way of working with colleagues is subtle and takes people from where they currently are as a starting point. He forms excellent relationships with staff, and students enjoy working with him. He connects things together – whether this is people with people or people with ideas. He is very modest and enjoys seeing people succeed.” Chris Mallaband, principal of Langdon School, London

About the Programme Leader

Steve Russell has nearly 25 years of experience, ranging from classroom teaching through to behaviour support and leading a team of school improvement consultants. More recently, he has expanded beyond schools to include other organisations, as well as coaching individuals.

Whether working with youngsters, school staff, leaders, teams or providing one-to-one coaching, his aim is always the same – to empower them to effect changes that will increase their effectiveness and promote their well-being.

Steve is also increasingly being approached by other organisations to who are keen to draw upon his experience and way of working. These include: Kate Cairns Associates, specialising in attachment difficulties OnLine Training – as their tutor for the ‘Understanding and Responding to Behaviour’ module Integrity Coaching – providing support and coaching to leaders and leadership teams Peterborough Learning Partnership – course tutor

Steve’s experience and way of working also sees him engaged on an associate basis for several organisations including: the National Education Union, as part of their tutor team, Integrity Coaching, providing support and coaching to leaders and leadership teams, KCA, providing training and consultancy related to supporting vulnerable youngsters, ASEND and Avito, fulfilling interim-leadership assignments for schools and local authorities.

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