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
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.