Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

How Can I Ensure a Smooth Start to the New Academic Year?

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

How Can I Ensure a Smooth Start to the New Academic Year?

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These five strategies will help your pupils to settle in:

1 A clean slate

One of the most invaluable things that you can do for children is to give them a fresh start. Although you may have prior knowledge of a child - their behaviours and previous history - don't let this define their start in your class.

2 Build relationships

Those first few days will allow you to establish whole-class boundaries and high expectations. Take the time to develop relationships, as these will be your trusted tool throughout the year. Show a genuine interest in your children and make time for discussions.

3 Be informed

Some of your children may have individual behaviour plans and there may be specific strategies to use and trigger points to be mindful of. It's important to discuss these pupils and their needs with your Sendco, as well as the pupil's previous class teachers, to support the transition. …

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