The challenging behaviour of some pupils in schools can be a real source of anxiety for many teachers.
Understanding what might be triggering difficult behaviour and devising context-specific ways of transforming it into the positive behaviour that supports great teaching and learning is key. It is when this transformation happens that children and young people can start to take responsibility for the way they behave in lessons and teachers and other school staff can really move learning on.
The resources in this section are designed to help you to take a mindful approach to leading great behaviour in your school. Whether behaviour needs addressing in your school or not, the resources here offer practical advice and will help to support professional learning too.
- Challenging behaviour
- EBD – child-centred paths
- EBD – the systemic approach
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Tackling challenging behaviour 1
- Tackling challenging behaviour 2
- What is a nurture room?
- Working with families
- Working with pupils with Down’s syndrome
- A systematic review of how theories explain learning behaviour in school contexts
Powell, S, Tod, J, Cornwall, J and Soan
EPPI-Centre, Institute of Education, University of London (2004)
- Anger Management
Faupel, A., Herrick, E., & Sharp, P.
David Fulton (1998)
- Attachment in the Classroom
Worth Publishing (2005)
- Behaviour in Schools
Open University Press (2000)
- Choice Theory in The Classroom
Harper Collins (1998)
- Feeling, Communicating and Thinking
Davou, B. & Xenakis, F. (eds)
- Learning Behaviour: Lessons Learned
DCSF, Nottingham, (2009)
- Perspectives on Behaviour
Ayers, H., Clarke, D., & Murray, A.
David Fulton (2000)
- Special Needs in Ordinary Classrooms
David Fulton (1995)
- The Emotional Brain
- Therapeutic Storywriting: A Practical Guide to Developing Emotional Literacy in Primary Schools
Waters, T. (2004a)
London: David Fulton
- Understanding and Supporting Pupils with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Cooper, P., (1999)
- Story Links Full Evaluation Report, Waters, T., 2010
An in-depth evaluation of the impact of the Story Links intervention on parental engagement and the emotional wellbeing and learning of pupils at risk of exclusion. Conducted by the University of Chichester with funding from the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
- Support for Learning journal, published on behalf of National Association for Special Educational Needs
- British Journal of Special Education, published on behalf of National Assocation for Special Educational Needs
- Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, official journal of Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association
- Behaviour 4 Learning materials
Archived resources, available from the Teachers Support Network site, provide a valuable store of information, particularly for newly-qualified teachers.