the Interactive Guide to
for Trainee and Newly Qualified Teachers
Know your behaviour strategies
What ‘low level’ disruption will I have to deal
The aims of this unit are:
- To identify which ‘low level’ behaviours you will need to manage.
- To help you put classroom behavioural issues and concerns into perspective.
- To introduce and draw upon a range of strategies which allow pupils to recover their behaviour.
In 1988, the Government commissioned an enquiry in to discipline and behaviour in schools. The outcomes of the research, now known as The Elton Report, highlighted the range of ‘low level’ behaviours which were cause for concern to teachers.
During a series of Ofsted and HMI school inspections, in 2003 and 2004, and in their subsequent report in 2005, it was indicated that these behaviour concerns still occur in our classrooms today. On a scale of 1 to 10, these ‘low level’, repetitive behaviours would score a rating of between 1 and 3.