Getting Started

What do I need to know about Behaviour Management

Module 1

Sharpening your skills



In recent years, behaviour management provision in schools has been influenced by:

The Assertive Discipline programme, introduced into the UK by L. and M. Canter in 1992, suggests that

  • A.D. is a structured approach to managing behaviour
  • A.D. is about a giving the teacher the skills to manage inappropriate behaviour in the classroom
  • Rewards and sanctions should clearly specified and explained to the class
  • Pupils should be encouraged to choose to behave responsibly
  • A classroom discipline plan is taught and frequently referred to

The Positive Behaviour Management model, as advocated by Bill Rogers

  • The importance of effective classroom teaching
  • The positive style of behaviour management from a whole school perspective
  • The use of positive language in behaviour management in schools and classrooms
  • Inspirational ways for managing pupils with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties
  • The concept of ‘Behaviour Recovery’: A Whole school Programme for Mainstream Schools (1994)

Social Inclusion and Inclusive Schooling required by various UK government initiatives which recommend that

  • All children with special educational needs should be educated in a school within their own community
  • The teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well being of every young person matter
  • The interests of each child are respected and safeguarded at all times
  • Schools, local education authorities and others develop their cultures, policies and practices to include all pupils
  • The exclusion of pupils with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties are seen as a last resort

The Interactive Guide draws on all of these to promote an ‘all inclusive’ behaviour recovery model.