Cowie, H. & Jennifer, D. (Co-ordinating team, UK), Chankova, D. & Poshtova, T. (Bulgaria), Deklerck, J. & Deboutte, G. (Belgium), Ertesvåg, S. K. & Samuelsen, A. S. (Norway), O'Moore, M. & Minton, S. J. (Ireland) and Ortega, R. & Sanchez, V. (Spain) © (2006)

School Bullying and Violence: Taking Action

Module B

Unit B5 - Working with Teachers

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  • To understand and appreciate the key role that teachers have in the application of the WSA in addressing school violence

  • To be familiar with the skills involved in planning and conducting work with teachers in school communities

  • To be able to motivate and support teachers in developing an understanding of the central role that teachers themselves and young people play in countering and preventing violent and bullying behaviour in schools

  • To consider strategies for engaging teachers in activities that will support them in taking their part in the promotion of non-violence and the reduction of violence

  • To enable teachers to work productively in the classroom with young people in promoting anti-violence/pro-social attitudes

Facilitation skills to be developed through this unit:

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • the range of underlying causes of challenging, aggressive and anti-social behaviour

  • designing improvement plans for individual pupils, groups and the school as a whole

  • the range of provision for pupils whose behaviour causes concern

  • the operation of school systems

  • the requirements of legislation and formal procedures relevant to aggressive and violent behaviour

  • the importance of creating a supportive and caring school community

  • the importance of promoting non-violence to enhance learning

Personal qualities and attributes include:

  • having an appropriate, pupil-centred set of beliefs and values which informs their decisions and actions

  • being able to influence the ethos in a place of work and effect and sustain change there

  • being an effective communicator

  • being an effective trainer of and adviser to staff, governors, parents, carers and pupils

  • being a strategic thinker

  • having a good understanding of and models effective behaviour management strategies

  • managing, motivating and supporting staff teams through empathy and understanding

  • managing time effectively and being well organised

  • being able to establish effective partnerships with other relevant organisations

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