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Behaviour management resources

Resources | Published 4 December, 2009

Every teacher needs to have effective behaviour management techniques to ensure that they provide the best learning environment for all their pupils. Use this free collection of some of the best TES resources to help you manage behaviour in your classroom.


Attendance assembly

Use this PowerPoint presentation in assembly to reinforce the importance of having good attendance at school.

Whole-school behaviour policy

This document from The National Strategies gives advice on devising a whole-school attendance policy.

Absence follow- up labels

If a student is absent, use these labels to let them know what work they need to catch up on.

School refusal

Use this sensitive resource to tackle the issue of school refusal.

Parentally- condoned absence

Teachers TV looks at how one school in Hackney is using strict measures to improve attendance.

More attendance resources


Classroom management

Primary class contract

Agree the classroom rules and set the boundaries with this class contract, to be signed by every pupil.

Top 10 tips

TES’s resident behavioural guru, Tom Bennett, gives his top ten tips for keeping order in the classroom.

Behavioural de-escalation

Consider the strategies for responding to and managing aggressive behaviour with this resource.

Reflective detention sheet

Employ this reflection tool to encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour.

Body language in the classroom

A thoughtful resource encouraging teachers to use their body language as a behaviour- management tool.

More classroom management resources


Friendships and bullying

This assembly gets students thinking about what makes a good friend and what makes a bully.

Cyber bullying

Tackle the issue of cyber bullying with this PowerPoint presentation to be used as an assembly.

Bullying and conflict resolution

These lessons explore children’s understanding of bullying and conflict and how to react to it.

Homophobic bullying

Address the issue of homophobic bullying with this set of lessons.

Anti-Bullying Week assembly

Use this assembly during Anti-Bullying Week to target the key aspects of bullying.

More bullying resources

Our Anti-Bullying Week collection


EAL toolkit

Over 50 strategies for helping EAL learners across any Key Stage and subject.

Classroom monitor list

Give students responsibilities for simple classroom tasks to help them feel included in the learning environment.

Visual timetable

Use these adaptable cards to create a visual timetable for SEN and EAL pupils.

Differentiation inspiration

A wide selection of ideas for creating accessible and challenging lessons for SEN pupils.

Pupil profile

Use this proforma to gather information on students and plan a programme of support.

More inclusion resources

Rewards and motivation

Marking stickers

Save time when marking with these sticker templates to encourage student feedback.

Positive behaviour reports

This adaptable report can be used to document and report instances of good behaviour.

Reward charts

Three different styles of reward charts for encouraging better behaviour.

Reward wristbands

Editable wristbands to give to students to encourage and reward good behaviour.

Effort league table

Use this spread sheet league table to award students for good attendance, effort and behaviour.

More rewards and motivation resources

Emotional and behavioural difficulties

Anger management programme

PowerPoint presentations, activity booklets and worksheets to use with groups or individuals.

Managing anger

A simple sheet that can be worked through with a pupil to help identify what happens when they feel angry and what they can do to relieve their anger.

SEAL reflection

These reflection activities consist of an inspirational quote, followed by questions for discussion and a “word of the week” to encourage vocabulary development.

Behaviour conversations

Visual strategies for students to look at their behaviour and create their own solutions.

Identifying tantrums

A simple poster pinpointing the differences in the behaviour exhibited by children when having a tantrum.

More emotional and behavioural difficulties resources

Behaviour management index

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  • Fantastic! I am certainly going to use these in my classroom.

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    4 August, 2010


  • Rewards and punishments do not result in good behaviour.

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    14 September, 2010


  • I agree with eileenfreelybaker - rewards and punishments only ever seem to prolong dysfunctional whats-in-it-for-me relationships. I wonder why we (as a body of teachers) are so wedded to the idea that 'points mean prizes' works in education.

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    16 September, 2010


  • As an inexperienced teacher, I'd be interested to hear if eileenfreelybaker and stillrollingalong have any better or different ideas to promote good behaviour and effort in class. Any tips greatly appreciated.

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    17 September, 2010


  • Excellent information on behaviour management

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    27 September, 2010


  • Now that depend upon the climate under which the rewards are given surely? If it coercive then of course, it would simply be seen as a bribe, and will have no impact on behaviour or effort - at least intrinsically. However, if they are offered in reponse to a certain action or behaviour in a positive manner then surely they could illicit a response not disimilar to the learned industriousness theory. Sorry to get on my high horse; I do agree that rewards, under certain restrictive circumstances can be damaging, but let us not dismiss them altogether............

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    18 January, 2011


  • Although i agree with the comment "it promotes a whats in it for me realaltionship". It is purley dependant on how and when you use such rewards. The idea in encouragment take a step towards it then set your standards higher and stop issuing rewards for lesser tasks. Black and williams positive reinforcement and contructive criticism.

    It seems as teachers nowadays are more interested in punishing the bad and not rewarding the good.

    I teach across a broad range from KS1 - Secondary - FE and i use simply rewards like this across all sections even when teaching ILM lv 5 in management to top business men and it always gains a positive response if used correctly.

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    19 January, 2011


  • I agree with some of the comments regarding awards as being 'what's in it for me?' or a form of bribery. However, depending on the type of behavioural difficulty that is displayed in your classroom, sometimes 'rewarding' one child (albeit only for short term peace!) can be the difference between the other 29 children getting an education or not!

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    7 February, 2011

    Amanda Farrell

  • Id be much more interested in new strategies to cover the disillusioned 16-19 year-old students who flatly refuse to do any work outside college, cannot see the value of education and have many, many issues that they are unable to escape from - however hard they try!! Oh, and they have a level of Literacy two or three times below the "level" of their main course . . .

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    8 February, 2011


  • I am facing the difficulty with "not to be their chum". Some pupils are really good folks and it is intersting for me to chat with them about different questions. But they start to talk with me like I am their mate. Then I show the distance, but I don't want them to turn away from me beacuse of it. How to set the bondaries without losing their good attitude.

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  • I really appreciate every single tip which could help us educators to transmit a strong motivational approach to a respectful, cooperative, constructive behaviour, that is, basically, what social relationships are based on. thanks.

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    3 September, 2015


  • There are some excellent resources to support behaviour management in the classroom. Does anyone have any ideas how to manage behaviour when you are a supply teacher and so need to build rapport and respect in a short time - almost immediately.

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