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What kind of duties would a behaviour and inclusion manager do in a primary school?

Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by The Red Heron, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. The Red Heron

    The Red Heron New commenter

    Any ideas based on personal experiences or previous schools? The school has a seperate SENCO also. Many thanks.
     
  2. chriszwinter1

    chriszwinter1 New commenter

    Assuming this is separate from teaching duties and a full-time post in its own right, I would image some of the following, in no particular order:
    • supporting and relieving teaching staff (especially HOY) of the task of dealing with persistent trouble makers;
    • trying to support students so that they can get on with learning;
    • liaising with parents, senior staff and outside agencies in respect of students with all the issues that stop them learning;
    • intervening in classrooms via on-call;
    • supervising pupils taken out of lessons to cool off for varying periods of time;
    • feeding back to staff on the issues and the measures/sanctions taken;
    • negotiating with staff on re-integration of students;
    • seeing things from the student's point of view;
    • having the patience of a saint and being able to take the heat out of an otherwise explosive situation;
    • recognising that you are limited by the art of the possible.
    If, on the other hand, it's a TLR attached to a teaching post, keep well away.
     
  3. Tom_Bennett

    Tom_Bennett Occasional commenter

    This is a terrific reply- especially the last line.
    Tom
    Read more from Tom here on his blog, or follow him.
     
  4. chriszwinter1

    chriszwinter1 New commenter

    Thank you. My reply was based on the difference between the traditional head of year role (with teaching) and the newer behaviour/student manager role (which must be non-teaching).
     

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