This comprehensive resource will help you to build a culture of positive inclusion in your school and significantly reduce the use of exclusion strategies to manage challenging and disruptive behaviour. How to End Exclusions promotes a proactive approach to the key areas of student disaffection through Prevention, Provision and Re-engagement:
- Differentiate and motivate: Ensure that the teaching and learning experience takes account of learning styles, appropriate environments and outstanding lesson planning.
- Teaching skills and effective strategies: Top tips to both pre-empt and manage challenging or disruptive behaviour.
- Involve all stakeholders: Internal communication systems, recording and reporting, early home/school communication and intervention.
- One-to-one meetings: Using carefully planned and structured meetings with students, teachers and parents to prevent disengagement from the learning experience.
- Classroom management and organisation: Meeting the needs of students, teachers and the curriculum.
- Twenty top tips to ensure your classroom organisation and management skills are in line with the expectations within the school and appropriate to the needs of your students.
- The essentials of classroom rules and expectations. How do you teach behaviour in your school/classroom? Learn how to teach behaviour in just the same way as any other part of the school curriculum.
- How to make objective assessments of students’ social, emotional and behavioural skills: Use your existing data to develop a ‘Behaviour Dashboard’ of your school or classroom.
- Highlight strengths and weaknesses, hotspot areas, range and level of incidents, use and frequency of appropriate rewards and sanctions.
- Establish effective In-school Provision for students who require a more intense approach to their learning. In-school Provision should have clear and consistent entry and exit criteria, appropriate staffing structures and resources. In addition it should address the identified needs of the students.
- Preparing the way: Effective in-class support, essential skills for teaching assistants, using a no-blame, fresh start approach.
- Using objective data to demonstrate the social, emotional and behavioural skills progress made by students previously at risk of being excluded from the classroom.
- Up-skill other teaching staff. Build a culture of collaborative working with other schools and authorities.
- Use an emotionally literate approach to create a teaching-learning environment to improve students’ self-esteem and their attitude to school.
How to End to Exclusions shows you how to not only reduce exclusions but also how to create an inclusive ethos within your school/classroom. Creating and using the unique ‘Behaviour Dashboard’ will enable you to take an objective view of your school or classroom and will also accurately demonstrate progress in the key Ofsted areas of Behaviour and Safety.
This resource is designed to help students make better choices regarding their behaviour and for staff members to develop and implement effective strategies to prevent exclusions taking place, provide appropriate provision for students in danger of exclusion and to ensure reintegration programmes are successful.