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Behaviour and attendance Core Day training materials

Day 4

There is no separation of mind and emotions; emotions, thinking, and learning are all linked. (Jensen, 1998)
All learning has an emotional base. (Plato)

Research and good practice in schools demonstrate that when staff and pupils feel good about themselves, they perform better. Personal feelings affect behaviour, motivation, relationships, health and social development.

These materials are the fourth set of core day resources produced to support the behaviour and attendance strand. They build on previous core training, in exploring ways to further develop staff skills and sustain school improvement. They expand the principles already exemplified in policy guidance and support development, following an analysis of school outcomes from the recently introduced behaviour and attendance audit.

The pack comprises

  • guidance for senior leaders
  • self-study materials that build on the healthy schools framework, as outlined in the document Promoting emotional health and well-being through the national healthy school standard (NHSS, 2004)
  • Promoting emotional health and well-being through the national healthy school standard (NHSS, 2004)

The activities in the self-study materials included in this pack follow a process that will help schools develop their knowledge, understanding and application of an emotionally healthy school, building on existing good practice.