Trainee teachers to get a better grip on managing behaviour
Trainee teachers need better training in managing pupils’ behaviour and ensuring discipline according to Charlie Taylor, the Government’s expert adviser on behaviour.
Highlighting that there are some cases where trainees receive little more than a single lecture, Charlie Taylor calls for more practical training for trainees. This includes knowing how to vary the tone and volume of their voice to teach effectively and manage behaviour, as well as how to use posture in order to be an authoritative presence in the classroom.
The headteacher of The Willows, a special school for children with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties in West London, has also today published the document Improving teacher training for behaviour. It sets out the knowledge, skills and understanding that trainees will need in order to be able to manage children’s behaviour.
Read more ... (DfE - 2 July)