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Behaviour Management

cpd courses by andy vass

“Always model the behaviour you want – rather than
react to the behaviour you are witnessing.”

Andy Vass.

Classroom behaviour management is one of the trickiest areas facing teachers today.

Over 68% of NQTs in my recent survey said they felt ill–equipped to manage difficult or disruptive behaviour in the classroom.
(Sample 700 teachers in 2010–11).

But it’s not just new teachers who can experience difficulties in creating a calm and successful classroom – it can happen to any of us, at any time, in any school.

That’s why four of my resources target this vital topic. They include an extensive range of realistic skills and insights that will help you build and enhance your own practice – so that both you and your students can thrive in the classroom.


My Ethos

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  • It’s our own behaviours in the classroom that have the power to influence and enable better student behaviour.
  • By developing strong emotional intelligence in ourselves, we can develop and sustain more positive relationships with our students and colleagues.
  • Using positive and influential language and body language ourselves can radically alter student behaviour.
  • Success comes from developing a realistic, strategic approach that you can consistently put into practise across your school.

Benefits of coaching

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I often find that really great teachers have the following attributes in common:

  • They have strong emotional intelligence
  • They use positive and influential language
  • They know it’s their own behaviour that has the most significant impact on their classroom practice
  • They always remember who is the grown up in their classroom.

Affirming, developing and practising these attributes are a fundamental part of all my CPD programmes and resources. When practised consistently they can transform your teaching.

How I can help you

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Through my courses and resources I offer an extensive range of realistic skills and understandings to help you to build and enhance your practice.

These ideas have been taught to, and tested by, literally thousands of colleagues across the UK and the overwhelming feedback I’ve had is that they work!

However, skills by themselves are not enough. What I’ve learned from my own experience and from my work with schools is that what often distinguishes excellence practitioners from their colleagues is attitude. So helping people develop and sustain enabling attitudes is at the heart of everything I teach.

What head teachers and teachers say

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Here is some feedback from just a few of the 10,000 teachers who have been on my courses:

“I didn’t realise how simple shifts in my language and attitude can make such a difference.”

“I’ve been teaching for 20 years and I still took loads of notes.”

“This has given me back my energy and confidence.”

“Concrete examples rather than dry theory backed up with opportunities to reflect and challenge ourselves.”

“What I’ve learned will have a massive impact on the way I hold conversations in future.”

“Andy’s coaching has had a profound effect on changing the culture of our school.”