Restorative Approaches are somewhat new to schools, especially the primary sector. However, data already shows that Restorative Approaches reduce incidents of disruptive behaviour, reduce incidents of verbal abuse, reduce incidents of theft, reduce incidents of physical assault and reduce exclusions. It has also been found to increase attendance.
These resources are designed to support the behaviour systems currently in place within schools, aid the learning from these systems (for all parties) and repair any harm that has taken place (both physical and emotional harm).
The resources cover initial introductions for all staff, specific training for Low-High level responses (including handouts and an introduction to pedagogical ideals) and all school INSETS to support. The resources are supported through a whole school plan and risk management documents.
Using these resources I introduced restorative practices across six primary schools within the academy I work. I utilised the expertise already in place within my pastoral teams and school SENCOs to support the delivery of this across two academic terms (Sept-March).
A GCSE interactive presentation introducing the students to Mean, Mode, Median using fun characters and cartoons. The presentation uses interactive elements and some aspects require it to be taught from the front of the class.
A warmup activity for the class. A fun game to engage the students using an interactive whiteboard or a standalone PC. There are 5 differences between each picture, can you find them all? If not, give me an email and iwill send the answer sheet.
This document is used within school to support children at home with their morning/evening routines. I have given this resource to many parents who report back that it is very helpful at home. I have found that this document helps with attendance within school.
The document is easily customised with colours, names and tasks. The document can be printed and mounted onto card and/or decorated by the child to enable ownership. *Requires counters to be made* I use small plastic counters from school with stickers.
I created this resource to introduce Human Behaviours, how we learn and more importantly how we can utilise this in school. I plan to use this as a training resource for my behaviour team at school and to challenge their beliefs on behaviours.
The resource goes into the psychology of behaviour and the learning processes involved. The resource touches on the Behaviourist Perspective, Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning.
The outcome is for the users to 'understand key motivators to behaviour', 'develop a toolkit to use within schools' and 'gain knowledge in the ways we can influence others to behave the way we want.'
I hope you find this resource useful.
A worksheet designed to engage children in talking about themselves. This booklet can be used to reflect on home life and provide a supportive and nurture based intervention with children. The document helps break down the language barriers for children who suffer with social anxieties and behavioural difficulties. The booklet is fun, engaging and thought provoking for key stage 1/2 children.
The outcome for the booklet is that children are able to talk about themselves and understand that home life and school life are both a supportive capacity to learning.
This resource is designed for people who work within a school setting and wish to develop their skill-set in behaviour management. I will be using this training tool for NQTs and the enhance the expertise of the schools SENCOs/Pastoral team.
The presentation covers a wide variety of topics and techniques including:
Low Level Responses
Empathic Responses to Behaviour Management.
Many techniques in this resource are based upon sound research and evidenced based practices that have been utilised within the classroom for years. I have merely collated and presented.
I hope you find the resource useful.
This document is used for a child to reflect on their learning attitude, behaviour and emotional wellbeing throughout the school day. This document has proved invaluable in nurturing children with little to no self confidence in school!
The child should mark, periodically, where they are on the 'smile scale' throughout the school day enabling supportive reflection 1:1 with a member of staff. I often use a variety of open questions to enable the children to open up and talk about their emotional wellbeing and reinforce the positive aspects of the school day but reminding them, 'It is okay to feel sad'.
I welcome any questions and welcome all feedback.
These are a series of behaviour management one minute guides produced as usual references or training pieces. The one minute guides cover a range of techniques including being assertive, descriptive cues, directional cues, empathic responses, praise, secondary behaviour and a range of low level behaviour responses.
These are the presentations I used to introduce the graffiti topic to my year 10/11 art students.
The presentations are interactive and enable a group discussion surrounding the ethical and social impact of graffiti writing. They also include a formative quiz to check the learning of the group.
This is a child led document designed to focus on the positive behaviours of a child, rather than focus on the negative.
The initiative is the 'catch' the child doing well and record it for positive reinforcement/reflection. This has worked wonders in my school*, let me know how is goes for you.
*We have a 'catch me being good badge' that accompany the document. Making it even easier to spot the students we need to focus on/praise.
This is a child facing document designed to engage the children daily on their targets. It is really simple to use and super clean/fun looking.
Create a S.M.A.R.T target for the child (perhaps involve them in the decision making to add child buy in). Set an achievable target in the star (three times this week), and then put it in a place where the child can track it daily by circling the smiles.
For added longevity, laminate the document and then you can draw/write on it forever!
These (extention activity) worksheet include a variety of instructions for producing popular packaging. The students are challenged to produce an identical piece of packaging using any method they are comfortable with.