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White Paper - Reviewing Your Behaviour Policy

This paper explains how to conduct a quick but thorough review of your behaviour policy without the need for lengthy consultation and piles of paperwork.

Using a simple systematic approach you will know if your behaviour policy is :

  • Clear - the policy is clear and understood by all staff and students
  • Consistent - policy is applied consistently in practice by all staff
  • Communicates - behaviour is communicated between colleagues and dealt with effectively

The outcome from this review can be used to feed into your SEF as evidence of your pastoral support provision.

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White Paper - Managing Referrals to Improve Behaviour

After only one term of the new framework, DCFS analysis of recent inspections shows that, "schools are struggling to achieve or maintain a good behaviour judgement".

This white paper explains the importance of a system for monitoring behaviour to feed into the school self-evaluation process. The SEF requires evidence that schools are improving behaviour and this paper explains a practical solution for all schools to demonstrate that their behaviour management is effective and has led to improvements in behaviour:

  • How to transform the role of Middle-Leaders
  • How to manage referrals electronically
  • What to record and when, including a flowchart
  • How to measure and demonstrate behaviour improvement

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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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Case Study - Be Outstanding in Your Behaviour Management

How one school in a very challenging environment were judged outstanding for behaviour, in consecutive inspections. It features an in-depth interview with the Deputy Headteacher describing their approach to behaviour management and how, despite high fixed-period exclusions, when it came to completing the SEF they could provide clear evidence that behaviour was improving. The interview covers:

  • Providing evidence for the SEF
  • Developing whole school systems
  • Middle-management responsibilities
  • Managing the Learning Support Centre

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Case Study - Does On-Call/Standby Improve Behaviour?

Many schools use an On-Call system to remove disruptive pupils from lessons so that learning can continue uninterrupted. However, how many schools actually know the impact of this strategy on behaviour?

We talk to a school who introduced Sleuth to monitor their Standby (On-Call) system and to develop their Behaviour for Learning policy. The interview includes:

  • How effective is Standby as a strategy
  • Defining staff roles
  • Using behaviour data with students
  • Improving consistency

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Case Study - Developing Successful Policies

In order to support the introduction of a new behaviour policy, a new academy in Solihull used Sleuth to monitor the use of the policy in practice.

This case study features an in-depth interview with the Vice-Principal responsible for the success of the new policy. The interview covers:

  • Identifying where to improve
  • How Sleuth has supported the introduction of the new policy
  • Using detailed behaviour data for the SEF
  • The impact of the new policy on staff, students and parents

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More Information - Quick Links
Linking Policy & Practice
"One area that has really benefitted from Sleuth has been the school behaviour policy. We have a 10 step behaviour Management plan in the school. This had not always been consistently applied. Sleuth has provided us with a useful means to link policy and practice by consistently recording staff responses to behavioural issues"
Headteacher - Lancashire Primary
Data Rich
"Our staff are now far better informed at a middle management level. 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"
Asst Headteacher - Durham Secondary
Significant Improvements
"Sleuth allowed us to clearly demonstrate to Ofsted that we have made significant improvements in our behaviour management. Our OFSTED report makes clear and continued reference to the outstanding approach we have developed to manage behaviour"
Deputy Headteacher - Birmingham Secondary
No Compromising
With Sleuth, we no longer have to base our processes on what our MIS was capable of. We can set it up to mirror our policy exactly, there’s no longer any compromising on our behaviour management
Head of House - Surrey Secondary