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Are you a teacher, a SENCo or a school leader?
Want research-backed strategies for supporting students who find it hard to manage their emotions or behaviour? Want practical ways of supporting pupils with special needs like autism, ADHD, FASD or attachment disorder? Want tried-and-tested classroom management strategies that will work with that ‘tricky class’?
Then you’re in the right place.
Welcome to the School Behaviour Secrets podcast where we’ll answer ALL these questions and so much more! Week after week, your hosts Simon Currigan and Emma Shackleton share the secrets to behaviour success that every teacher and school leader should know, all based on their decades of experience supporting real teachers and real students in real classrooms.
But that’s not all...We also interview thought leaders from the world of education so you can hear NEW insights that could hold the key to unlocking your students’ potential. Whether it’s managing the whole class, helping kids with behavioural SEN, or whole school strategy - we’ve got you covered.
Are you in? Brilliant. Because this is YOUR CHANCE to get unstuck, hear from the experts, feel inspired and start seeing more positive behaviour in your classroom again. So hit that subscribe button... and let’s get started!

School Behaviour Secrets with Simon Currigan and Emma Shackleton Beacon School Support

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Are you a teacher, a SENCo or a school leader?
Want research-backed strategies for supporting students who find it hard to manage their emotions or behaviour? Want practical ways of supporting pupils with special needs like autism, ADHD, FASD or attachment disorder? Want tried-and-tested classroom management strategies that will work with that ‘tricky class’?
Then you’re in the right place.
Welcome to the School Behaviour Secrets podcast where we’ll answer ALL these questions and so much more! Week after week, your hosts Simon Currigan and Emma Shackleton share the secrets to behaviour success that every teacher and school leader should know, all based on their decades of experience supporting real teachers and real students in real classrooms.
But that’s not all...We also interview thought leaders from the world of education so you can hear NEW insights that could hold the key to unlocking your students’ potential. Whether it’s managing the whole class, helping kids with behavioural SEN, or whole school strategy - we’ve got you covered.
Are you in? Brilliant. Because this is YOUR CHANCE to get unstuck, hear from the experts, feel inspired and start seeing more positive behaviour in your classroom again. So hit that subscribe button... and let’s get started!

    Effective Support Strategies For Students With ADHD With Jeff Copper (Part 2)

    Effective Support Strategies For Students With ADHD With Jeff Copper (Part 2)

    Did you know that children with ADHD have a very reward driven brain - that drives them to seek out immediate pleasure ? That means if they're doing something that's boring, whatever the activity may be, it's physically uncomfortable for them.
    In Part 2 of this episode, ADHD expert and founder of DIG Coaching Practice Jeff Copper, reveals more of his insights into the difficulties and challenges that kids with ADHD have and how we can effectively support them in school.
    Important links:
    Visit Jeff's website here: Dig Coaching
    Join our Inner Circle membership programme: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/inner_circle.php
    Download other FREE behaviour resources for use in school: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/resources.php
    Get our FREE SEN Behaviour Handbook: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/SEN-handbook.php

    • 26 min
    Effective Support Strategies For Students With ADHD With Jeff Copper (Part 1).

    Effective Support Strategies For Students With ADHD With Jeff Copper (Part 1).

    Did you know that children with ADHD have a very reward driven brain - that drives them to seek out immediate pleasure ? That means if they're doing something that's boring, whatever the activity may be, it's physically uncomfortable for them.
    In this week's episode, ADHD expert and founder of DIG Coaching Practice Jeff Copper, reveals his insights into the difficulties and challenges that kids with ADHD have and how we can effectively support them in school.
    Important links:
    Visit Jeff's website here: Dig Coaching
    Join our Inner Circle membership programme: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/inner_circle.php
    Download other FREE behaviour resources for use in school: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/resources.php
    Get our FREE SEN Behaviour Handbook: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/SEN-handbook.php

    • 29 min
    4 Classroom Strategies That Help Eliminate Low-Level Disruption

    4 Classroom Strategies That Help Eliminate Low-Level Disruption

    Low-level disruption slows down teaching and learning, prevents students from focussing on their work and creates huge amounts of stress for teachers. It may be "low-level" in name, but it's "high-level" in impact.
    But what can we, as teachers, do about low-level disruption? In this episode, we look at 4 key classroom management strategies that help eliminate low-level disruption AND explain how to use them in your classroom - so you can create a positive learning environment where all your pupils can achieve their potential.
    Get our FREE classroom management scoresheet: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/classroom-management-scoresheet.php
    Join our Inner Circle membership programme: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/inner_circle.php
    Download other FREE behaviour resources for use in school: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/resources.php

    • 30 min
    How To Use ABA To Change Challenging Student Behaviour

    How To Use ABA To Change Challenging Student Behaviour

    Did you know there's an area of science focussed on helping people engage in positive behaviour change? It's called ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) and follows simple, tested principles for helping pupils achieve behaviour success.
    In today's episode, ABA and autism expert Sasha Long explains what ABA is, why finding the function of a pupil's behaviour is so important. AND how to replace negative classroom behaviours with positive ones (even with students who are resistant to change).
    Important links:
    Listen to Sasha's other podcasts here: The Autism Helper Podcast Archives
    Visit The Autism Helper website here: The Autism Helper
    Join our Inner Circle membership programme: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/inner_circle.php
    Download other FREE behaviour resources for use in school: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/resources.php

    • 30 min
    This Mindset Shift Will Make You (Instantly) Better At De-escalation

    This Mindset Shift Will Make You (Instantly) Better At De-escalation

    Want to know how to de-escalate a student outburst? To some extent, it will depend on the needs of the individual pupil - but there is one mindset shift you can make that will improve your de-escalation skills.
    In this episode, we reveal what the mindset shift is and how to apply it when de-escalating pupils experiencing an anger outburst (or meltdown). So you minimise your pupil's distress - and the damage done to classroom learning.
    Useful links:
    Get our FREE SEMH Framework: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/semh_framework.php
    Join our Inner Circle membership programme: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/inner_circle.php
    Download other FREE behaviour resources for use in school: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/resources.php

    • 31 min
    How To Solve The Problem Of Teacher Stress And Burn-out with Simon Bolger

    How To Solve The Problem Of Teacher Stress And Burn-out with Simon Bolger

    Summary
    Happiness is a teacher's best tool. But so many school teachers are now experiencing poor mental health due to the high workload, stress and over-scheduling that has become a part of our modern education system. How can we change this culture within our school system and protect teachers' wellbeing and happiness?
    In this podcast episode, we interview former head teacher Simon Bolger (That Wellbeing Guy) who is determined to start a wellbeing revolution and make as many schools as possible great places for children to learn.
    Important links:
    Visit Simon's website here: That Wellbeing Guy
    Join our Inner Circle membership programme: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/inner_circle.php
    Download other FREE behaviour resources for use in school: https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/resources.php

    • 28 min

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