A new guidance report has been published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) offers advice on how to improve behaviour in schools. The report, which reviews the best available evidence to offer schools six recommendations for improving behaviour, suggests that universal systems are unlikely to work for all students and for those pupils who need more intensive support with their behaviour, a personalised approach is likely to be better.
One recommendation is that schools use simple approaches as part of their regular routine, such as teachers taking the time to greet each pupil personally at the door of the classroom.
Another simple strategy with good evidence behind it is offering free, universal breakfast clubs before school starts, which has been found to prepare pupils well for learning.
Other strategies include teaching learning behaviours alongside managing misbehaviour, using targeted approaches to meet the needs of individuals in your school, using classroom management strategies to support good classroom behaviour, and creating consistency and coherency on a whole-school level.