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Behaviour Management for Teaching Assistants and Cover Supervisors

Develop your classroom leadership skills to create the positive learning climate necessary for effective and successful learning

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Suitable for: Secondary school cover supervisors, Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Teaching Assistants. This course will equip support staff with effective practical strategies to successfully and skilfully manage classroom behaviour to create a positive learning climate.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7629WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

Developing a purposeful learning atmosphere is essential in order for effective pupil progress to occur. This can provide all sorts of challenges and issues for non-teaching staff who may be responsible for leading learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher, or supporting the classroom teacher with students demonstrating challenging behaviours or special educational needs.

  • Become a confident classroom leader
  • Develop behaviour management skills to create positive learning climates
  • Be able to use the language of ‘choice’ and ‘consequence’ to manage pupil behaviours
  • To identify and deal effectively with low level disruption
  • Develop some specific strategies to manage the ‘noisy’ class
  • Develop strategies to deal with challenging behaviours, including SEN, and avoid confrontations


Effective Classroom leadership
  • What is your role in the classroom?
  • Strategies to develop confident leadership
  • How to create a positive classroom climate
Getting the basics right
  • How to get a settled focused class
  • Communicating your expectations with students
  • Helping pupils ‘choose’ the right behaviour
The ‘noisy’ class
  • What is acceptable behaviour and what’s not?
  • Getting the ‘noisy class’ into the room
  • Keeping the ‘noisy class’ on task
Challenging Behaviours
  • Practical steps to help manage pupils with SEN
  • Managing confrontation
  • How to deal with common behaviour issues
Great opportunity to share ideas with other support staff and an experienced course leader. Emma Braithwaite, Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School
Very informative, course leader had amazing knowledge and experience in the area. Danny Baker, Chestnut Grove School
It was enjoyable and clear. The way the trainer addressed the group and attended to individual queries/needs was outstanding and hugely helpful. It has helped me to consider some things I hadn't previously. Nadiah Killick, Guildford County School
Thoroughly engaging and informative course. Julie Irvine, Whitmore High School
A very enjoyable course of day. Would recommend the course to other colleagues. It opened my eyes to other elements that I would not have thought off. Sarah Griffiths, The Community College Whitstable

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