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Writing Job Descriptions For Professionals Working With Behavioural Needs…

Yet again this weekend there have been examples shown of really poorly worded job descriptions / adverts that have exposed underlying views that are really concerning with respect to the needs of children with behavioural concerns. So, to help, I have put this handy guide together of what you can say instead featuring real

By |2021-03-22T21:13:25+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: , |0 Comments

Taylor and Behaviour: Doing the right thing

Language is so important in behaviour. In every interaction there is the potential for an intervention . The language of systems is important too. Taylor's Theory of "Scientific Management" stated the following:   Workers do not naturally enjoy work and so need close supervision and control Therefore managers should break down production into a

By |2020-12-09T12:17:52+00:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: |0 Comments

Guest Post – How To Speak To Your Child About Addiction

How to speak to your child about addiction It must be one of every person’s worst nightmares to wake up to the idea that your child is struggling with addiction, and that you are not really best placed to help them. This article will explore the options and talk to the experience of both the

By |2020-10-08T15:12:28+00:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Exclusion and resourcing

"We can't cope, they've gotta go...""We've tried everything we can""We've thrown everything at it""This just isn't the right place for them". Is exclusion really the result of behaviour, or resourcing? Behaviour starts the engine of the process, but resource decisions define the destination. Would a school with adequate resources to manage a behavioural concern still

By |2020-09-25T15:35:33+00:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: , |0 Comments

SEMH Schools – What Does Good Look Like?

SEMH schools are schools which focus on the social, emotional and mental health needs of the children and young adults within their care. Many schools will claim to have SEMH as an emphasis within their setting, but what does it take to be an SEMH specialist school and what might other mainstream schools be able to take from that?

By |2020-04-22T14:13:08+00:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Uniting The Behaviour Debate – A 2 Factor Model

No topic generates more debates than approaches to behaviour. It's a part of the teacher's role that is mostly (if not entirely) learned "on-the-job". Every encounter, every word is an experience and lesson in what works and what doesn't. We all find our own way, our own character and our own boundaries to maintain. They

By |2019-03-11T22:57:07+00:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Importance of Celebrating Failure

The idea of celebrating failure is a bizarre one, but bear with me. Schools put a lot of work into celebrating excellent practice, sharing great resources and holding high performing colleagues in high esteem, visible examples for the rest of the school to aspire to. This is essential to improving any school. Colleagues getting credit

By |2018-02-21T13:26:31+00:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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