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Steve’s Blog

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Here you will find my musings on attendance and behaviour in our education system.

How to sort behaviour in (the first) five minutes

To sum up, if you can use the first five minutes to demonstrate your status as top dog in the room and your high standards, you are well on your way to establishing a terrific working atmosphere.  

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The Ten Good Habits to Acquire


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Making SEAL work in secondary schools

I  wrote this  article for The Times Educational Supplement last year. It was published in the ‘TESPro’ section a year ago and  I’m putting it out there on my new  website because for those of you engaged in improving the social and emotional skills of pupils  (and

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I can resist anything except temptation

Another supply day. This time in Leeds.  On arrival I’m told the good news, that I have no lesson period four. The bad news is that I should report to reception at that time and they’ll ‘find me something’. This sounds ominous and indeed proves to be

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Managing behaviour without hitting the ceiling

I have to admit I was horrified when Pope Benedict announced his resignation this Spring. Not due to any religious misgivings but because my wide and I had a four night stay in Rome booked for early April. I suffered visions of pilgrim – choked Piazzas and

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Why should you hire me?

Here are some of the issues that I can help you sort: If the answers to any of the issues to the right is yes then get in touch – you have found the man you are looking for!

But you don't need to take it from me, have a look at my testimonials page.

If you have:

  • Some of your staff keep getting into unnecessary confrontations with pupils?
  • Some staff struggle to deal with social chatter?
  • Subject leaders who don’t take the lead on behaviour for learning
  • Head of house/year who are buried in the reactive and want to be proactive?

If you want to:

  • Improve attendance?
  • Improve behaviour?
  • Deliver SEAL whole school
  • Get help with the behaviour and safety SEF?
  • Have better behaviour and attendance data?
  • Get PLTS embedded?
  • Get pupil voice working?

And also:

Do you want the best whole staff behaviour CPD at an affordable cost?

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