• Why every school needs to learn how to handle ‘conduct disorder’

    Schools have ineffective behaviour management strategies because they want a “quick fix” to a common disorder but don’t understand the neurology behind it. Some teachers don’t know how to manage “conduct disorder” – a mental condition which causes disruptive and sometimes violent behaviour in pupils – because they don’t know how to identify and respond

    7.00 Jun. 15th, 2018 | News

  • Are zero tolerance behaviour policies legal?

    With the parliamentary education committee considering exclusions at present, barrister Russell Holland explains schools’ legal liabilities The education select committee has been reviewing exclusions and recently heard evidence about the way zero tolerance behavior policies potentially reduce inclusion. Its hearings even raised the question of whether zero tolerance policies are legal, especially given the fact

    5.00 Mar. 10th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Teaching misconduct: Sexual impropriety dominates lifetime bans

    Three quarters of teachers banned from the profession for life last year were excluded for sexual misconduct – with the remainder committing fraud and exam malpractice, or intentionally misleading job applications. Schools Week analysis of the 135 hearings carried out by the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) between September 1, 2016 and August

    5.00 Nov. 26th, 2017 | News

  • Study takes pictures of packed lunches to tackle obesity

    A study into using so-called “nudge theory” to encourage parents to pack healthier lunches for primary school students will publish its findings this month. Funded by Public Health England and carried out by researchers from the University of Derby, there are high hopes that the low-cost, low-intensity theory of behavioural modification could have a real

    5.00 Nov. 4th, 2017 | News

  • Behavioural insights team tells schools how to 'nudge' behaviour

    The team behind David Cameron’s controversial “behavioural insights” unit has told school leaders how they can use letters, texts – and coffee – to “nudge” pupil behaviour. Behavioural Insights (BIT), a company partly owned by the Cabinet Office that researches the impact of small changes on people’s choices, this week shared its annual report with

    5.00 Nov. 26th, 2016 | News

  • Doug Lemov, author and managing director of Uncommon Schools

    Doug Lemov had a “pretty miserable” time in his early teens. “I was kind of the ugly duckling. To add to that, I would say I was… socially awkward, and eager to not be.” To fit in, he says, he wanted to be seen as someone who didn’t really care about school. “That was cool.

    6.00 Oct. 20th, 2015 | Profiles