The Training and Development Agency for schools (TDA), has established a website for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Professional Resource Network (IPRN) in behaviour management (Behaviour4Learning), which is led by The University of Northampton, with inputs from a range of other ITT providers.
The focus of the initiative is upon developing trainee skills and insights which foster a classroom ethos of ‘behaviour for learning'. The need for this development had been identified by the TDA as a result of its own yearly surveys of NQTs. These showed that coverage of behaviour management remained a major area of concern amongst trainees.
Behaviour4Learning has a range of topics - including practice-related research, examples of effective training practices, new initiatives (including those developed internationally) and a ‘glossary' of behaviour-related topics. The website will be accessible to tutors, mentors and their trainees, each having a dedicated menu of resources.
B4L also has as an annual national conference which aims to enable trainers to share good practice and to discuss new approaches in training. They will also help to further enhance existing networks of trainers.
Our initial work was informed by a scoping exercise, designed to elicit trainers views in three key areas:
- What are the key skills/areas of knowledge in classroom/behaviour management that all NQTs need on securing QTS?
- What specific inputs regarding classroom/behaviour management are made in the course to which you contribute?
- What resources/tutor inputs appear to be most successful in enabling students to acquire a basic grounding in classroom/behaviour management?
For further information:
Philip Garner, Project Director
Tel: 01604 892418
Paul Bramble, Project Manager
Tel: 01604 892843
WE WELCOME CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN TRAINING AND INDUCTING NEW TEACHERS
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