Top behaviour monitoring tools

Nicola Davison
08th February 2018
Explore top behaviour monitoring tools for primary and secondary teachers

Reporting templates and target-setting tools to help you to track and monitor students' behaviour against start-of-year expectations

The first day of the school year may well feel like a dim and distant memory, but that means it's probably time to check in on the behavioural expectations you set back in September. How are your students managing their behaviour? And what could they do to improve?

Answering these questions needn't be a chore with these hand-picked resources, ideal for helping you to report progress and support students as they set meaningful targets for the rest of the academic year.

Primary resources

This extensive collection of templates, including observation crib sheets and pupil questionnaires, is ideal for getting to grips with the behaviour patterns of individual students. With that in hand, why not work with individuals to set and monitor progress against targets?

This concise list of ‘I can’ statements offers some inspiration for possible targets, each of which are worded positively and in an accessible way for younger learners. Take this one step further with this superstar training pack, giving pupils the chance to focus on achieving different behaviour-related goals each day.

Older students may prefer these editable ‘Catch me!’ cards, which offer a lighter touch to help spotlight a range of targeted behaviours.


Behaviour Crib Sheets for SENCo/ Behaviour Mentor

Referral forms, observational crib sheets, pupil behaviour questionnaire. All in early stages and would welcome any feedback for improvement.
By blossom.hill

My Behaviour Checklist

A checklist of behaviour statements. Can be used for target setting on pupils behaviour management plans or reward stickers.
By lbrowne

'Superstar Training' - Individual Behaviour Plan

A resource I developed to help implement an IBP for pupils in Year 1 and Year 2. A child presenting with challenging behaviour is given practical targets to work towards - and from there, earns stars and 'Star Cards&' which in turn earns them prizes. If you need any more information on how it works, please PM me. Also, you can follow me on Twitter for more: @stepbystepwego
By becky_walden

Catch Me Cards...

A set of useful cards that can be used as target cards for behaviour.
By White_Lilly2

Secondary resources

Make report writing a breeze with this handy comment bank, which also includes ideas for targets related to different behaviours.

For a more student-led approach, this behaviour evaluation template is a useful framework for identifying key areas in which targets can be set.

On a weekly basis, these tracking grids are a great indicator of a student’s progress towards achieving two targets in every lesson. To see how things change (or not!) over the course of a term, why not summarise the results on this ten-week chart?


Report Comments & Targets

A bank of comments and targets that I've used at the EBSD school I work at. Many of the comments are behaviour-based due to the nature of the school. May be usable by mainstream staff at this busy time of the year, with some changes. Hopefully it will help speed up the process of report writing for you. :)
By Scott Versace

My Behaviour Evaluation

A tutor time based activity or for use at a time when a pupil should reflect on a period of poor behaviour. It's very simple and can be done using highlighters or colouring crayons. NO WRITING so great for reluctant writers.
By kelbells21

Target card

I have these printed on a really bright coloured card back to back. I set the targets with the students at the beginning of the week and at the end of the week if they have more ticks than crosses they get rewarded. It gives me a great indication of their behaviour about the lessons they are not with me for.
By njonesford

Ten-Week Target Chart, Blank

A simple ten-week three-target chart for behaviour management or other achievements.

Each week is numbered and you then add the date, a smiley/sad face to represent whether the target has been achieved, and a comment.

For example, you might choose three targets such as 'I will keep my desk tidy,' 'I will remember my homework,' and 'I will use joined-up writing', and then you tick them off each week for ten weeks.

Could also be given to parents as a reminder of what the child should be doing at home each week.
By misspoolescoolschool

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