NQT Training – Behaviour Management and Relationship Building

NQT Training – Behaviour Management and Relationship Building

In line with OFSTED expectations make sure NQTs are up to speed on effective behaviour management and relationship building in the classroom.

Course Category

Behaviour and Relationships
Meeting emotional needs


This is our lead workshop/training day on behaviour and relationship work aimed at NQTs.

Recent OFSTED changes make Behaviour and Classroom management of NQTs a particular focus for inspections.

Are your NQTs teaching the behaviours children need to succeed?

Can they articulate these behaviours?

This training provides a values primer and a practical guide to successful innovative strategies for improving behaviour and strengthening relationships for challenging children and young people of all ages.

Not just another day on ‘Behaviour Management’ – our day goes well beyond a rewards and sanctions approach to ‘behaviour’. We will be focused on those young people for whom rewards and punishments do not always work and who confuse the adults who work with them. We aim to take a relationships based approach and to give those attending an opportunity to think more deeply about why young people do the things they do and what our part as adults is in creating, sustaining and changing these behaviours.

The day gives those present opportunities to reflect on their attitudes and practice in relation to children’s behaviour and relationship building. If your usual approaches to managing behaviour aren’t working with particular individuals then take a tour through this range of cutting edge strategies for bringing about positive behaviour change, and for meeting challenging emotional needs.

Learning Objectives

  1. Reinforce and affirm good practice
  2. Re-energise, stimulate and challenge thinking about inclusion of challenging young people and children
  3. Increased understanding about behaviour and emotions
  4. Increased confidence in managing challenging pupils in childcare settings mainstream schools
  5. Access to a wider range of practical strategies to impact on behaviour problems
  6. Opportunity to reflect on professional attitudes and behaviour towards families and children and young people
  7. Learn new skills and processes to make inclusion successful

Who Is It For?

  • Primary and secondary NQTs

Course Content

The course answers the questions:

  • Are there any new ways to include our most challenging young people?
  • Should we focus on behaviour or relationships?
  • How do we go about including high profile children or young people?
  • Can we find an alternative to exclusion? – What would a relationship policy look like?

The following are some of the key themes and tools we are likely to explore during the day

  • Getting the welcome right for the most challenging Encouraging
  • Getting the best from the most challenging
  • Circle of Courage
  • Belonging
  • Achievement
  • Generosity
  • Independence Active listeningV
  • Listening to the person underneath the behaviour
  • Compass of Shame – which directions do children and young people head when they feel shame?
  • And what helps children work through these feelings in more healthy ways?
  • Involving other children and young people in solutions and interventions
  • Circles of friends:
    • Peer support
    • Counselling and mediation
    • Team Problem Solving
  • Solution Circles:
    • A 30 minute group problem solving process to get Teams ‘unstuck’ and to generate positive first action steps

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Colin Newton

0115 955 6045

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