Manage behaviour on the go

Teachers need to tackle challenging conduct in their classrooms, but what should they do when it occurs elsewhere in school? Tracey Lawrence offers some practical advice

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It’s your first week on the job and you are hurrying across the playground to your classroom during lunchtime. You sidestep a football, dodge a game of tag and then you see it: two unfamiliar Year 6 children are squaring up to each other and there is not another adult in sight.

During your training, you will hopefully have received plenty of guidance about how to manage behaviour within your classroom and what you can do to cultivate a positive learning environment. But what happens when you run into an incident outside of the confines of your classroom, away from your usual rules and routines ...

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