To pre-empt general misbehaviour and to reduce incidents of inappropriate behaviour

Aim

To pre-empt general misbehaviour and to reduce incidents of inappropriate behaviour.

Evidence and reflection

Be clear about general class rules and what constitutes acceptable behaviour.

‘Catch’ children being good and reward appropriate behaviour.

Have clear learning objectives and make sure the children understand these.

Explain the activity or task clearly and be sure that everyone knows what to do and how to do it.

Show approval of appropriate work and reward effort.

Be supportive of any problems encountered.

Be consistent.