How to Manage and Address Low Level Disruption

£225.00 ex VAT


Senior leaders, teachers, parents and Ofsted are concerned about the frequent loss of learning time through low-level but persistent disruptive behaviour which impacts on the culture, ethos, progress and standards of a school. It can be seriously detrimental to children’s life chances and future success.

It is vital that leaders robustly and vigorously tackle persistent low-level behaviour which can leave teachers frustrated feeling frustrated; causes friction among staff who can be critical of colleagues, particularly those in leadership positions, who they feel are not doing enough to ensure high standards of pupil behaviour.

Low level behaviour disruption is often overlooked because pupils’ safety is not at risk where low-level disruption is prevalent, but because this type of behaviour has a detrimental impact on the life chances of too many pupils. It can also drive away hard-working teachers from the profession which is clearly a vicious circle which needs to be broken.

This course will enable you to identify and tackle low-level disruptive behaviour at an early stage.  It will ensure that you have an accurate understanding of what behaviour is really like in the classroom and develop exceptional policy, processes and practices to ensure behaviour is conducive to learning.

This training will cover:

  • How to create a positive climate for learning with high expectations, an ethos of shared responsibility shared by leaders, teachers, parents and pupils.
  • How to create an environment where behaviour is conducive to learning, lost learning time is very rare and children are learning with purpose, free from distractions.
  • How to be uncompromising in your expectations and do not settle for low standards of behaviour.
  • How to have challenging conversations teachers, parents or pupils, where this is necessary.
  • How to set high expectations and enforce codes of conduct.
  • How to develop a shared understanding that good discipline is needed to create a positive climate for learning and that this is a responsibility that should be shared by leaders, teachers, parents and pupils.
  • How to effectively challenge low-level disruption.
  • How to develop effective systems of sanctions and rewards which work well and that staff apply consistently.
  • How to be a visible leader who knows where low-level disruption might occur and if it does, make sure that it is dealt with by staff and that parents are informed, so that it is less likely to happen in future.
  • How to ensure your schools vision for behaviour have been spelt out by senior staff and are applied consistently, with similarly consistent responses to any pupils who engage in minor or other disruptive behaviour. Staff, pupils and parents know what is expected of them and any transgressions by pupils are met with a robust response.
  • How to ensure staff and students know what is expected of them and the consequences that follow should they fall out of line.
  • How to apply the rules uniformly and with rigour:
  • How to take swift and decisive action when students do not meet their required standards.

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9:00am – 12:30pm