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Behaviour in schools

The Inclusion Ambassadors get together regularly to talk about issues that are important to them. Recently, they have been discussing behaviour and relationships in schools.

A report has been published that shares what they had to say. 

In the report, the Inclusion Ambassadors have shared their views about what behaviour they see at school, how it makes them feel, and what they think schools should do about it. The report should help adults to understand more about how behaviour in school affects children and young people with additional support needs. 

WHat did they say?

The Inclusion Ambassadors talked about the ways that schools encourage positive behaviour. For example, teachers saying kind things so you know you are doing well, and giving out certificates and awards.

They also talked about some of the issues they have experienced at school related to behaviour, like bullying, children not following instructions, and disagreements between children and staff. 

It’s important to understand where behaviour comes from. The Inclusion Ambassadors highlighted a few reasons, including stress and not having the right support at school. 

What do they want to see happen?

Based on all of their ideas, the report sets out what schools can do about behaviour in school – the recommendations. These are: 

  • remember children’s rights when dealing with behaviour in school 
  • celebrate positive achievements and actions 
  • build trusting relationships with children and listen to what they tell you 
  • communicate in a calm and inclusive way 
  • think about children’s individual needs 
  • don’t just punish behaviour, be supportive and understand where the behaviour comes from. 

To find out more about the Inclusion Ambassadors thoughts on relationships and behaviour in school hit the button below:

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