Getting Started

Module 1

Sharpening your skills



On this website to support your professional development you will find information on the following:

Promoting positive attitudes and values

  • Influencing young people and promoting high expectations
  • Developing positive attitudes and values within your class room
  • Promoting positive relationships with pupils and showing good communication skills
  • Showing a can do approach in you teaching and management of pupils

Working with Special Educational Needs

  • Understanding the role of the Special Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) in school
  • Planning lessons which take account of a wide range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in classes
  • Liaising and sharing information with colleagues in school about Individual Education Plans

Influencing good behaviour

  • Promoting a range of behaviour strategies to influence positive behaviour
  • Using age specific and age appropriate strategies to promote good behaviour
  • Showing an awareness of school behaviour and discipline policies
  • Creating a purposeful learning environment, where pupils feel secure and safe

Meeting pupils individual needs

  • Identifying and explaining patterns of behaviour linked to learning difficulties
  • Identifying the learning, social and emotional needs of pupils and using appropriate resources
  • Teaching effective lessons that take account of age, ability and capabilities

Managing behaviour in the classroom

  • Recognising the beneficial impact that praise and positive feedback has on the learning environment
  • Promoting boundaries for acceptable behaviour using a pro-active and assertive approach
  • Applying class rules, routines, behaviour strategies fairly and consistently to all pupils
  • Giving pupils the opportunity to reflect upon the consequences of their behaviour both positive and negative and reminding them that they can make choices with regard to those consequences
  • When dealing with unacceptable behaviour, remembering the importance of focussing on the behaviour of the person