Face to face training day breakdown for this element of Unit 4: Promoting children and young people's positive behaviour.

CME learners should read this page and ensure the preparation tasks are complete before attending the face to face training days.

The 2018-19 face to face training day for this unit will be on

  • Monday 26 November 2018, 9.30am - 4.00pm 
    Kedleston Road Training Centre, Derby DE22 1FT

What tasks must learners do prior to attending the course?


  • Task
    Source a behaviour policy from one of the schools where you work and give a brief summary of its key points.

    How will this be used during the session?
    Discussion activity

    This will generate evidence for…
    4.1.1 (full)


  • Task
    Interview a member of staff in your chosen school to find out the benefits of having clear boundaries and rules as set out in the behaviour policy and how this is linked to motivation. Bring a copy of your questions and a summary of the responses to the Face to Face day.

    How will this be used during the session?
    Group discussion

    This will generate evidence for…
    4.1.3 (full) and 4.2.1 (partial)


  • Task
    Prepare a simple song, no longer than 4 lines, to lead in a small group on the Face to Face day.

    How will this be used during the session?
    Post break re-engaging activity

    This will generate evidence for…
    4.2.4 and 4.2.6

What tasks must learners do after attending the course?


  • Task
    Record a discussion or write an article outlining examples of how you have promoted positive behaviour and how it affects motivation in the classroom.

    This will generate evidence for…
    4.2.1, 4.2.2 and 4.2.3

    How will this build on the learning from the Face to Face session?
    Building on Top Tips session and how you have applied.

    How will it be assessed?
    Written notes or recording submitted.


  • Task
    Identify a pupil/group/class that you teach and record examples of their inappropriate behaviour then plan and deliver a lesson which addresses these issues.

    This will generate evidence for…
    4.2.3, 4.3.1 and 4.3.2

    How will this build on the learning from the Face to Face session?
    Apply the learning from 'What If Scenarios' session.

    How will it be assessed?
    Viewing of video evidence and assessment of written evidence.


  • Task
    Compile a portfolio of lesson plans that show how you have applied different behaviour management strategies from your toolkit. This could include video footage.

    This will generate evidence for…
    4.2.3/4/5, 4.3.1/2 and 4.4.3/4

    How will this build on the learning from the Face to Face session?
    Application of the different behaviour management strategies that have been presented on the course.

    How will it be assessed?
    Portfolio lesson plans with reflective comments from the teacher after the lesson and/or video evidence and reflection.

Useful resources

  • Documents from your own professional context(s) which relate to encouraging positive behaviour in children and young people.
  • Philpott, C: 'The management and organisation of learning in the music classroom' in Philpott C and Spruce, G: Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School (2007).
  • 'Dealing with challenging pupils' in Harris, P: The Virtuoso Teacher (2012).
  • Grant, M 'Underlying causes of challenging behaviour in schools' (2012): Find online.