You can probably guess the kind of week I’ve had at school by looking at the title of this tip.
As Head of Department, one of the most important things you have to deal with is the behaviour of students (and sometimes teachers and T.A.s) during lessons. You have to be seen to be swift, decisive and fair to all parties. Failure to do this can result in continuing problems for staff, students and parents.
However, the longer I’ve been doing this role, the more I’ve come to realise that the message we deliver to students in schools is extremely important to the way students view their own…
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