This new website from the behaviour4Learning consortium, led by Nottingham Trent university and comprising eight initial teacher training providers and funded by the Teacher Training Agency, aims to provide a resource on SEN, behaviour and classroom management for teacher trainers and trainee teachers. It has a mailing list and is open to contributions from all involved with training new teachers.
The site contains a wealth of material. There is a glossary of key words and concepts including references that can be followed up. There are articles relating to the qualified teacher status standard S.1 Professional Values and Practice and subsections. A wide range of training materials extracted from David Fulton publications, among others, covers subjects such as autism in early years, challenging behaviour, and creating conditions for school improvement. They are downloadable.
It gives details on events and conferences and links with other sites relating to behaviour. It is easy to navigate and has the potential to be a valuable resource for all involved in ITT. It is relevant to school-based training for practising teachers or for individuals seeking to extend their knowledge of the theory and practice of behaviour management.
Development officer, Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative for Training, University of London Institute of Education