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Teacher Standard 7 states that teachers should manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment. It is split into four sub-standards.

a. Have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school's behaviour policy

b. Have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly

c. Manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils' needs in order to involve and motivate them

d. Maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary

What this standard is assessing

You rapidly adapt to the different circumstances in which you train, working confidently within the frameworks established in different settings and applying rules and routines consistently and fairly. You consistently have high expectations and understand a range of strategies that experienced teachers use to promote positive behaviour and apply these very effectively, including use of school sanctions and rewards, and use of praise, in order to create an environment highly supportive of learning. You manage pupil behaviour with ease so that learners display very high levels of engagement, courtesy, collaboration and co-operation. You actively seek additional support in addressing the needs of pupils where significantly challenging behaviour is demonstrated.

Examples of evidence to demonstrate progress meeting standard

  • Evidence that the pupil/student knows and understands rules and guidelines

  • NQT re-enforces school policies

  • NQT makes appropriate use of rewards for pupils/students

  • In lessons, pupils/students are moving between tasks

  • Use of resources

  • Use of groupings

  • Good time management of tasks and lessons completed

Sources for evidence

  • Lesson plans

  • Observation in the classroom

  • Observation in the wider school environment

Remember that the evidence in isolation isn’t enough, you will need to annotate it to signpost exactly where/how you are meeting the standard.

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