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* Teacher Leadership and Behaviour Management, edited by Bill Rogers (Paul Chapman pound;16.99). Also by Bill Rogers: Classroom Behaviour: a practical guide to effective behaviour management and colleague support (Paul Chapman pound;50 hbk, pound;16.99 pbk); Behaviour Management: a whole-school approach (Paul Chapman pound;17.99); Cracking The Hard Class: strategies for managing the harder than average class (Paul Chapman pound;16.99); Behaviour Recovery: a whole-school programme for mainstream schools (Pitman, pound;15.99. Book and support cards pound;29.95); You Know the Fair Rule: strategies for making the hard job of discipline and behaviour management in school easier (Pitman pound;17.99). A new book, Effective Supply Teaching: behaviour management, classroom discipline and colleague support, is due from Paul Chapman in March 2003.

* Educating our Black Children: new directions and radical approaches, edited by Richard Majors (RoutledgeFalmer pound;16.99).

* Getting The Buggers To Behave and Getting the Buggers to Behave Even Better, by Sue Cowley (Continuum pound;9.99). A former drama teacher presents alternative scripts for difficult classroom situations. Especially helpful to new teachers.

* Effective Intervention in Primary Schools: nurture groups (second edition), by Marion Bennathan and Marjorie Boxall (David Fulton, pound;14).

* Bringing The Best Out In Boys: communication strategies for teachers, by Lucinda Neall (Hawthorn Press pound;14.99).

* Teaching With Influence, by Peter Hook and Andy Vass (David Fulton pound;13).

* Managing Behaviour in Classrooms, by John Visser (David Fulton, pound;11). Based on the author's experience as teacher, researcher and in-service provider. Practical, professional advice for students and NQTs.

* Supporting Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, by Kate Spohrer (Questions Publishing pound;14.99). Winner of the Books for Learning and Teaching Award in this year's Nasen awards. A volume of activities for pupils with ADHD which teachers, support staff and parents can tailor.

* Dealing with Disruptive Students in the Classroom, by Jerry Olsen and Paul Cooper (Kogan Page, pound;14.99). A systems approach with a comprehensive range of practical tactics for coping with disruptive pupils.

* Handsworth Revolution: the odyssey of a school, by Sir David Winkley, president of the National Primary Trust (Giles de la Mare pound;14.99). Inspiring account of two decades as primary head in a deprived area of Birmingham.


* Government guidelines on the use of force give no advice on what is and is not allowed. Instead, they simply state that the 1996 Education Act allows teachers to use reasonable force to prevent pupils from committing a criminal offence, injuring themselves or others, damaging property or acting in a way that is counter to maintaining good order and discipline at the school. The guidelines can be found at atozindex.html under "Use of force to restrain pupils".

* Managing Challenging Behaviour (secondary) from Enabling Excellence (a Nord Anglia spin-off) costs pound;525 (700 pupils or more); pound;425 (two to 700 pupils); pound;295 (up to 200 pupils). Managing Challenging Behaviour (primary) costs pound;425 (700 pupils or more); pound;295 (two to 700 pupils); pound;195 (up to 200 pupils). Tel: 0161 491 8423; email:; www.enabling Spread over three DVDs with an instruction manual on CD-Rom, the package provides detailed interactive guidance on whole-school behaviour management policies, classroom practice and coping strategies. It features extensive use of video clips and can be used for individual or group learning. Aimed at everyone from senior managers and experienced teachers to NQTs and support staff.

* The NASUWT has released guidance for its members on dealing with violent and disruptive pupils. For details, tel: 0121 453 6150 and ask for the communications department.

* Behaviour and Learning Support: Pack 1 - Behaviour and Learning Support Policy; Pack 2 - Managing a Behaviour Support Unit, by Jane Lovey and Paul Cooper (Pearson Publishing, pound;26 each). Good practical guidance. The Primary Behaviour File runs to more than 200 pages and has sections on reporting, support strategies, supporting children with EBD, working with parents, classroom behaviour management, playground behaviour management, whole school anti-bullying policy and practice, workshop and Inset materials. The file and accompanying CD-Rom are available from pfp Publishing on 0845 602 4337, pound;40.


* Young Minds national children's mental health charity ( Tel: 020 7336 8445. Parent information service (which teachers also use) 0800 018 2138.

* Zacchaeus Centre, Birmingham (

* Association of Educational Psychologists (

* For teachers with daily news, articles, conference and training information and discussion forum. Also provides interactive behaviour software for pupils.

A full list of behaviour resources can be found at

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