VNET EDUCATION CIC

Behaving Together Project 22/23

The project will explore the nature of emotional health and well-being and the real implications of this on the way children are seen to behave within the school. VNET will provide support throughout the year via peer to peer engagement and support via a VNET associate.

Why does your school need a ‘Behaving Together’ Project?

The project will explores the nature of emotional health and well-being and the real implications of this on the way children are seen to act within the school. Rather than punishing unwanted behaviour, we begin with the assumption that behaviour is our innate form of communication, that should be supported rather than controlled. It recognises the network of relationships within a school’s community and provides helpful resources to support a child’s inclusion in school life. 

Project Outcomes

  • A reflective toolkit for teachers and those interested in the pastoral care of children for use in school

Project Structure

The project will start with a presentation from Sarah Johnson at our conference on Friday 4 November 2022.

This will be followed by four interactive and practical online sessions led by Sarah across the academic year. 

Session 1

Introduction to behaviour

  • What is good behaviour?
  • Why does good behaviour matter?

This session will consider the range of different approaches to behaviour and the limitations and opportunities offered by the different view points.

Session 2

5 steps to responding to behaviour

  • How do we move beyond noticing and understanding behaviour to effectively respond?
  • How can we create connections between what we notice, understand and how we can respond in the school context?

In this session, we will introduce the five steps to responding to behaviour and how we may utilise this approach in our own school contexts.

Session 3

Case studies

  • How can we create connections between what we notice, understand and how we can respond in the school context?
  • We will consider our own contexts, and how we can apply the 5 steps to behaviour.

We will also share case studies to explore a range of different behaviours applicable to both primary and secondary settings.

Session 4

Evaluating impact

  • Success stories

  • Ideas for the future

For the final session, we will evaluate what has been covered so far and share what we have learnt. We will also consider how we can implement strategies that are manageable and effective in our individual settings.

Join the Behaving Together Project!

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Behaving Together Project

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson is an education consultant with varied roles including, author, Head of Behaviour and Inclusion for a London Borough, school improvement partner and keynote speaker. She has as a teacher and senior leader in education for twenty years including mainstream schools, Pupil Referral Units and Alternative Provision – spanning both primary and secondary. With a keen interest in pupil voice she uses this to inform her practice and work.

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