Skilful Behaviour Management

Ofsted has recently confirmed “managing learners’ behaviour skilfully” as a key characteristic of outstanding teaching, learning and assessment.  It is also a key element to improving retention and achievement and demonstrating greater awareness of equality and diversity.  There are some key causes to understand and some strategies that can be used with different groups of learners.


This session focuses particularly on 14-19 year olds who present challenges which can be addressed through positive approaches.  If you teach or manage 14-19 learners, this CPD would provide you with valuable learning that can be used in your organisation and shared with other colleagues.


  • Explore the challenges presented by 14-19 year olds
  • Consider the causes of disruptive behaviour
  • Explore positive approaches to behaviour management

Topics included in the session:

  • How do you see your role as a teacher?  How might this effect the way you choose to manage the behaviour of your learners?
  • Setting the scene: the challenges presented by 14-19 year olds
  • The causes of disruptive behaviour
  • Positive approaches to skilful behaviour management
  • Handling challenging groups and individuals

Who should attend?

Curriculum Managers, Teachers, Tutors, Student Advisers, Assessors, Instructors, Learning Support Assistants, Programme Leaders and Mentors.


Claire Callow is a qualified teacher with a broad experience in teacher training and professional development.  Claire delivers CPD training on behaviour management and engaging difficult learners as well as embedding literacy and numeracy.