Ensuring Behaviour Sanctions Don’t Compound Mental Health Issues

One of the areas education seems to struggle with is behaviour management. We continue to use confrontational, punitive systems that are ineffective. What we also need to address is their impact on the mental health of students, especially Neurodiverse students. This session will look at how common elements of behaviour management systems can be damaging to student mental health, as well as potentially being against safeguarding guidance and The Equality Act 2010. It will discuss how your setting can assess your behaviour management system and make adaptations to reduce the harm for the student.

Samantha Garner