Not fair! It wasn’t me!

How do we link punishment and rewards when it comes to behaviour? I’m not talking about outrageous behaviour which is often easier to judge. There is one victim, one perpetrator and possibly a group of watchers who may be implicated by association. No, I’m talking about chatting after being asked to be quiet. It is described as low level, minor  […]

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Behaviour in school – whose responsibility is it?

In an article reviewing the 2010 Behaviour Survey  by Parentline Plus, Teacher Support Network(TSN)and the National Union of Teachers,  Sue Atkins highlights concerns that behaviour in schools has declined over a number of years. Among the statistics quoted by the educational professionals surveyed are that 70% of teachers have thought about leaving the profession because of this increase, 81% have […]

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Tales from the Head’s Office #4

Having retired as a primary head teacher & following the suggestion of my dear friend Paula this post is part of an occasional series about the highs & lows of my headship career. It spanned 13 years & included 3 schools. I hope you enjoy my tales! ********************************************************* Attendance! I was a bit naughty with my Gallery post the other […]

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