5. Getting help and support from your school

How to get help and support from your school or college

The support available from each school or college will differ. The advice from unions on what should staff are entitled to vary slightly, but are largely similar.

NASUWT suggests:

  • Staff are entitled to work in an environment free from violence and disruption and to appropriate access to training and support on behaviour matters. Equally importantly, pupils are entitled to a safe and orderly learning environment
  • All schools should establish behaviour policies and strategies and a range of rewards and sanctions in consultation with staff and school workforce unions to promote acceptable standards of behaviour
  • Schools should ensure that their behaviour management policies are non-discriminatory in their scope and operation, including on the grounds of ethnic or national origin, culture, religion, gender, disability or sexuality
  • Schools should collect and regularly review data on behaviour to ensure that their behaviour management policy is operating fairly and equitably

The key is to know where and how to get additional support. Make sure you are aware of:

  • your school or college’s behaviour policy and strategy
  • what your school or college’s approach to discipline is, so that you can be consistent

    How to get further help and support

    Here are some useful links to organisations that may also be able to help you: Education Trade Unions

    For emotional support and / or counselling

    Education Support Partnership: 08000 562 561 for all staff in education

    For resources

    Twinkl has classroom management resources for early years teachers Guardian Teacher Network: links to useful resources and strategies TES: top 10 behaviour management resources

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