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White Paper - How Middle Leaders Improve Behaviour

Middle Leaders have a crucial role to play in raising standards in schools. Successful Middle Leaders improve standards by ensuring effective policy is implemented in practice.

This white paper explores the attributes of successful Middle Leaders and shows how more Middle Leaders and more schools can be successful at raising standards by improving behaviour.

  • What makes a successful Middle Leader
  • Tools that no Middle Leader should be without
  • What every Middle Leader needs to know
  • Providing continuous CPD for staff

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    Middle Leaders play a vital hands-on role in the management of behaviour. By using Sleuth:
  • Middle Leaders are data rich with a detailed knowledge of what is going on in their area - what students are doing and what staff are doing as a result.
  • Middle Leaders dialogue with colleagues, parents and students is evidence-based and effective leading to positive outcomes
  • Middle Leaders can support staff with targeted and relevant continuous CPD and then evaluate its impact
  • Middle Leaders can provide evidence of improvement

    for the SEF
    and demonstrate the behaviour policy works.

Example MyReports from Sleuth for Middle Leaders

    MyReports are a unique feature of Sleuth, allowing staff to view data relevant to their own role which can then be shared with colleagues and run again and again from the user's own Sleuth Home Page

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    Rewarding Positive Achievement - A matrix report for a year group showing merits accrued over a term and highlighting those students achieving Gold, Silver and Bronze targets in each subject area. Can be used in a year group assembly to present medals or rewards to each pupil.
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    Early Intervention for My Year Group - Used for early intervention, this report lists the total negative incidents per student in a particular Year Group. Can be run frequently (e.g. daily) to identify at-risk students early before their behaviour escalates.
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    Engaging Students in Positive Behaviour - The ability to monitor the consistent use of the reward system is key to its success. A system that is fair and consistent will be more successful in engaging students over a longer period. Using the behaviour groups in Sleuth is a straightforward way to achieve this.
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    Monitoring Improvement Strategies - A line report, in this case showing incidents week by week, can show the impact of intervention strategies on behaviour. This graph shows the volume of incidents before and after a strategy was introduced.
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    Targetted CPD for Behaviour Management - Shows a breakdown of the behaviour giving staff cause for concern. By identifying the most frequently recorded behaviours specific interventions can be planned to address these behaviours. It is also the prompt for specific CPD or mentoring work to be put in place to improve staff skills
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    Managing House Points - Behaviour points can be awarded for each sanction/reward a student receives. A series of Behaviour Points reports show the points totals for individual students and year/tutor/house groups. This report shows a weekly behaviour points total for each student in a house group
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    Promoting Positive Behaviour - Similar to above but focussing on positive incidents, this report totals incidents per student in a Year Group/Faculty. Usually run for a finite period, e.g. over a week. Can be used to identify students reaching a milestone (e.g. over 5 positive incidents) which may trigger a reward.
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    Supporting Faculty Staff - Staff mentoring and CPD can be informed by reviewing which staff are reporting incidents. For example an NQT may need additional support in applying policy in practice and this report will help a Head of Faculty to identify where support may be needed
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    Supporting At-Risk Students - This report of incidents by ethnic group is a way to profile behaviour with a view to looking at targeted support measures for a particular ethnic group, for example additional language support or interventions to promote cross-cultural awareness
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    Detailed Recording for Student Profiling - This report provides a detailed incident history for a student and their behaviour. Crucial in providing evidence for statements, managed transfers or exclusion tribunals and also useful for parent interviews/evenings and academic reviews
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Informed & Data Rich
"My Heads of Year now have information I never had access to as a Head of Year. They are now far more accurately informed and data rich. Dynamic decisions are now being made about the way we manage behaviour"
Deputy Headteacher - Durham Secondary
Effective Interventions
"The data from Sleuth has enabled more focussed work at every level of the school. We can provide good information to Heads of Faculty about behaviour specific to their area allowing us to both raise awareness and focus on specific areas for improvement. All HoY get a complete picture of the behaviour of students in their care. This allows them to intervene effectively to provide the most appropriate intervention"
Deputy Headteacher - Herts Secondary
An Analytical Approach
"We can compare the behaviour of particular Year Groups and then filter down within each Year Group to pinpoint particular tutor groups or students. "
Deputy Headteacher - Denbighshire Secondary
Information for Parents
"Sleuth gives our Heads of Year the ability to easily monitor students in their care. We can quickly identify students who may need additional support and can generate reports that are useful when discussing concerns and successes with parents"
Deputy Headteacher - Lincs Secondary