In recent years our business has really changed shape in terms of how we work to support our community. Of course quintessentially we are a supply agency. However, beyond the work we do to provide schools and colleges with cover staff – we try to uphold the ambitions for the sector as a whole.
Last week a BBC report* identified an issue in our classrooms surrounding the hot topic of ‘behaviour management’. Behaviour Tsar Tom Bennett delivers an insight to the subject in his report ‘Creating a Culture: How school leaders can optimise behaviour’ where he comments that ‘there is sufficient evidence that there is enough of a problem nationally with behaviour for it to be a concern’.
Whilst the focus in the classroom is empowering our young people to be the best they can be, undeniably there is an issue prevailing about how we handle some of the more challenging matters.
So…how can New Directions support? We are soon to announce details of a conference we will be running in three key regions that our teams operate within. These conferences are aimed at leadership teams in schools and colleges and will address the issue of behaviour management techniques.
The one day sessions will be FREE to attend and we are delighted to announce a partnership with Pivotal Training to deliver the much sought-after training. The day will also review other hot topics – wellness, technology in education and the Education Workforce Council.
Our aim is to help Teachers to teach in an environment free from disruption. We want to ensure that the young people in our schools communities are having the best possible experience they can have on their education journey. We recognise our responsibility to the education community; we want to invest in the sector that helps us to achieve our award-winning status as a supply agency.
We will be releasing more details on how to book a space at this event very soon. For now I wish you all a fantastic week (hopefully) free from too many of the issues I have mentioned in this blog.