This course is provided by ATL national official for support staff Peter Morris and Behaviour Management trainer Lisa Miller.
It is designed for support staff members who want to find out more about their rights at work whilst also benefiting from a session on behaviour management.
It falls within the reps' family of courses and is free to support staff members.
Supporting yourself will help you:
- understand the rights of education support staff be able to identify pathways to ensure a better workplace
- be versed in practical behaviour management techniques.
The programme includes information on your rights at work, including the following topics.
- Contracts of employment: the importance of having one, how to understand its contents, what a contract is made up of – and how it can be changed.
- Pay: how pay rates are determined in the maintained, academy, post-16 and independent sectors.
- Grievance procedures: what a grievance is, and why the grievance procedure is a very important vehicle for ensuring justice and accountability in the workplace.
- Disciplinary matters: what constitutes a disciplinary offence, how you can be disciplined, and how you and your colleagues can deal with such a situation if it should arise.
The programme also includes training on behaviour management delivered by Lisa Miller, an independent education consultant. This includes proactive strategies, body language and easy ways to differentiate learning materials to improve pupil understanding and behaviour.
The session aims to help you:
- learn how one's own voice traits and behaviour can influence the behaviour of others (staff and pupils alike)
- develop a confident use of a wide range of proactive behaviour management techniques
- appreciate how some approaches to behaviour management can actually inflame challenging behaviour rather than prevent it
- learn how the presentation of tasks can influence pupil behaviour.
Who this course is for
- Support staff
Attendance is free for ATL members, and travel costs are reimbursed.
27 April 2013, Bristol
25 May 2013, York
1 June 2013, London
To apply for a place, please complete this online booking form. Demand is always high, so you are advised to book early.
If you are not an ATL member, but would still like to attend, please email Peter Morris.