ERIC Number: ED486636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
A Team Approach to Behaviour Management: A Training Guide for SENCOs Working with Teacher Assistants
Derrington, Chris; Groom, Barry
This training guide has been developed and written primarily for Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinators (SENCOs) in primary, secondary and special schools who manage the work of teaching assistants. It will also be of interest to other senior teachers or advisory staff who lead training in the area of behaviour management. There has been a substantial increase in the use of teaching assistants across all phases over recent years and although off-site training opportunities for them have steadily developed, experience shows that it is training in behaviour management that schools and teaching assistants themselves believe to be a high priority. Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators are now becoming the lead managers of teaching assistants within their schools and are taking increasing responsibility for areas of inhouse training on special educational needs (SEN) and whole-school issues. This book is designed to provide a structure for the SENCO to deliver team-training sessions with their teaching assistants in the area of behaviour management. The emphasis is on a planned team approach to problem-solving and mutual support within the context of whole-school development. Each unit is designed to promote a reflective approach in understanding pupil behaviour and in the development of personal and professional skills. The book's eight units can be used in a flexible way and in any order of preference. Users may wish to follow the format exactly as it appears in the book or select units in a different order. The training can be delivered in small chunks (suitable for twilight sessions or team meetings) or over a longer period (for example, on staff training days). The units included in the book are: Unit 1--Knowing Our Whole-School Behaviour Policy; Unit 2--Understanding Our Role as Teaching Assistants in Supporting Behaviour; Unit 3--Are We a Listening Team?; Unit 4--What Can We Do to Raise Pupil Self-Esteem?; Unit 5--Do We Promote Emotional Literacy?; Unit 6--Raising Our Confidence in Managing Behaviour; Unit 7--Developing Strategies for Effective Behaviour Management; and Unit 8--Setting Targets for Success. The book also includes: an introduction; a list of additional resources; and an index.
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Emotional Intelligence, Special Education, Teamwork, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Special Needs Students, Faculty Development, Self Esteem
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Primary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Support Staff; Teachers
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