Are you interested in a inset day that is informative, fun and memorable enough staff are talking about it months afterwards?
This page is for Pupil Referral Units and Mainstream Education - Special Schools inset days can be found here
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“Disruptive pupil behaviour is a frustration for many teachers. In fact, 70% of teachers told us they had considered quitting the profession over poor behaviour”
— TEACHER SUPPORT NETWORK AND FAMILY LIVES BEHAVIOUR SURVEY 2010
Interacting with individuals who display distress through problem behaviour has an emotional toll on all educators. Embedding a comprehensive system to assist staff with this is a core feature of the inset day. All staff will learn how to implement this system by themselves and for themselves. This adds a structure for staff that they can utilise before relying on their senior hierarchy.
Sometimes a cycle can develop between the teacher and the students that only makes things worse: the pupils misbehave more, you dislike them more, you are less positive and friendly, they dislike you and your classes more, they disrupt more and so it goes on. The cycle needs to be broken. This is illustrated by the Betari Box:
If you have specific areas that you would like to be covered the workshop has developed as adaptable and can be made to be bespoke to your needs. Please discuss with us any elements you would like added to the day.
“Study of over 100 reports on classroom management, including 134 experiments designed to find the most successful classroom strategies as well as finding that pupils prefer the dominant-cooperative style mix twice as much as the purely cooperative style or indeed any other style”
— ROBERT MARZANO’S (2003)
This course was invaluable and just what we needed to raise morale and self-esteem at such a difficult, critical time in 2020.
The course was deemed ‘enlightening, thought provoking and a tonic’ and reinforced a team building approach. Staff felt it was an ‘eye opener’ to witness how other staff were feeling when they were feeding back anonymously about their feelings, emotions and experiences and felt that they were not alone.
Staff took time to focus on their positive and supportive reactions to pupils and staff who were in distress or needed support and assistance and will apply these strategies to themselves. A very positive camaraderie and renewed team building approach has resulted from this course.
We have worked with Des on other sessions and projects and he never fails to enthuse, engage, challenge and support staff. Thanks so much, an excellent experience again.
I found the course to be excellent. It really touched a nerve with me and I will definitely be trying some of the techniques. I really enjoy the courses Des runs and hope to attend more in the future.
This was a great course that was very thought-provoking and helped me think about myself and others in a different way. It was clear how the course content applied to my work situation.
It was great to reinforce the philosophies that we have looked at with Des before.
Very interesting, such a big world around behaviour that I don't know, but would like to. Defiantly have some more tools to help me and my way of thinking. Thank you.
Very interesting and informative. Makes you think more about things you take for granted.
The course has a varied and interesting content that can be applied to a range of life situations to support yourself and others.
I always enjoy the D8 sessions, they teach us so much. This time because of Covid-19 it was different, we had videos to watch before hand and I found that very helpful. They were mainly self-help videos on how to manage stress, I would recomend these to everyone struggling with stress. I look forward to getting back to normal and doing the practical training sessions again, the ones that change how you deal with any issue before it gets to a piont that it can't be dealt with.
Great course content and delivery as I've come to expect from Des, very knowledgeable and expertly delivered considering the current climate (covid)
Very emotional and informative as always..Des managed to deliver the session over zoom and kept the attention of all the staff..Well done des
I really enjoyed the course, lots to learn and take in
Very informative course and refreshed my understanding on the ethos
Very informative and interesting workshop, I have learned a lot and would recommend it.
Great to see Des again. I enjoyed all the new information and felt it was informative and relevant. Nice to have a recap on past information as well.
Very informative course, well presented. Enjoyed the attachments on the worksheet at the end of the course also. Thank you.
A very good workshop! Not only the presentation but the links to the different videos and websites were very interesting.
The course was interesting, with the right amount of balance of listening and questions.
The course is always presented really well and because of the interaction your kept on your toes.
Good information and interventions for the role I’m in
Great information as usual , found afterbreak session hard to process, needed more time and would have prefered face to face course, but thats the world we are in.
I found the course very interesting , Des was very engaging and was a good refresher course that I feel like I needed.
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for those whose certificate is running out.
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