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Ran CPD on consistent application of behaviour systems and de-escalation yesterday 🧵

It stemmed from our commitment to Steplab and learning walks as SLT, as well as pupil voice.

Here’s a breakdown:
1) Consistency doesn’t *just* have an impact on your lesson, it impacts every lesson the pupils have

2) Consistency reduces the likelihood of negative behaviours occurring in your lesson as routines are embedded

3) Increases the learning for all pupils, especially SEND pupils
4) Behaviour systems do not (and should never) remove a teachers professional judgement or autonomy.

5) Consistency provides opportunities for success for all pupils in the lesson.

6) All of this will increase outcomes for the pupils in your lessons.
- Correct pupils when they don’t meet expectations.
- Provide them with the opportunity to adapt their behaviour once corrected.
- Stay consistent with the application (using professional judgement).
- Praise pupils when they meet expectations.
- Be the adult in the room.
- Change your expectations from lesson to lesson.
- Engage in a back and forth with a pupil.
- Quickly escalate behaviours and sanctions.
- Label pupils/hold grudges.
- Lower your standards for particular pupils: scaffold their opportunity to reach your expectations.
De-Escalation is an important tool to have when teaching.

Taken from Running the Room (@tombennett71)

1) Prevention: systems, routines and expectations that are clear prevent large amounts of negative behaviour.
2) Defusal: Situations will occur - some tools are: challenge low level disruption, use non-invasive strategies, use anonymous corrections or private corrections, use anonymous or precise praise.

Warnings from behaviour system would come into place here.
3) Containment: Don’t allow the negative behaviours to have further impact on your lesson. Remain calm and concise. Give clear and direct instructions.

Further warnings from behaviour system should be applied here.
4) De-Escalation: demonstrate you are listening, use eye contact, provide personal space, be non-invasive, use open questions and treat them with dignity (irrelevant of their actions and words).

Relocation or similar should be applied here.
5) Resolution: this is the most important aspect of de-escalation!
- Provide actions and next steps.
- Be clear in resetting expectations.
- Set achievable targets.
- Remain calm and positive at all times.

Restorative Conversations must occur for impact to be had.
Key Points:
- Remove the audience. Pupils like to act up in front of others.
- Remove emotions and stay factual.
- Change the location of the conversation if needed.
- Be the adult at all times.

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