Positive behavioural support in schools: Its not about rewards and punishment

Discussions on social media around education are always an interesting experience. There are lots of issues raised around the use of punishments, exclusions and ‘management of behaviour’. Most shockingly was a recent post that analysed exclusions from schools to find that a very high proportion of these within the UK were from specialist schools. In […]

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Does ‘behaviour management’ really manage challenging behaviour?

Adults and children with disabilities can be at greater risk of presenting with behaviours that challenge (Department of Health Nice Guidelines: Challenging Behaviour and Learning Disabilities 2015). There are widely recognised reasons for this additional vulnerability, such as the environment not meeting the person’s communication or independent skill needs. Due to the nature of behaviours […]

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Understanding Behaviour = Solutions

Written by Kate Strutt For parents and teachers of pupils with special educational needs, understanding why a behaviour of concern occurs is the first step towards finding a behaviour solution; there is a reason for all behaviours we display.  This might not make sense at first especially if you see a child behaving in a […]

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