Challenging Behaviour

Be on their side / build trusting relationships

Be a “Behaviour Detective”

Behaviour nearly always communicates an unmet need; if you can identify and meet the need, challenging behaviour will reduce. Is the behaviour exhibited showing a need to:

Be Clear About What is Acceptable

Be Confident and Proactive

Be Flexible

Be Consistent 

Further Support and Resources

Unleash You Inner Superhero

Meic Griffiths, Executive Head at Imperium Federation in Greenwich, talks about approaches his team have used to reduce exclusion and improve behaviour, academic outcomes and wellbeing for all.

Wellbeing Connected

The wellbeing of staff, pupils and your wider school community is integral to positive behaviour. Wellbeing Connected provides lots of information about implementing a whole school approach to wellbeing. 

Communication Needs

Symbols can support written and spoken language to aid communication and help reduce difficulties and frustrations which can lead to challenging behaviour. 

Look, Think, Do provides a framework for helping learners with communication difficulties to better understand situations they find challenging and put in place clear steps to find positive outcomes.

Sensory and Motor Needs

Learning Through Movement provides practical tools to support sensory and motor needs for learning such as maintaining focus and self-regulation. 

Multisensory Learning provides practical information and tools to help us better understand and meet learners' sensory needs which can support self-regulation and help reduce challenging behaviour.