Rather Random Thoughts of a Nearly New SENCO

It is commonly acknowledged that children respond better to rewards than sanctions but sometimes regardless of the reward system used and the rewards offered sanctions have to be used.

It makes sense (to the adults) that children in school should be in class and learning, unfortunately not all children seem to see it this way. Some children, despite the support put in place, despite the lessons being split into bite-sized accessible chunks presented in the child’s preferred learning style, despite following all of the suggestions given by outside professionals, despite personalised reward systems being put in place some children still choose to behave in an unacceptable way. They not only deny themselves an education they persistently disrupt the learning of the other pupils.

If their behaviour continues eventually the child will be removed from the classroom, given work to complete elsewhere in the school but with less support than they…

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