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 D

Unit D2 - Conducting a Needs Analysis: Consultation and Evaluation

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Objectives:

  • To illustrate how difficult it is to change our perspectives and behaviour

  • To emphasize the significance of multiple perspectives and the legitimacy of multiple perceptions of a problem

  • To enable participants to generate issues, topics and questions in preparation for a needs analysis and set priorities for the initial consultation

  • To encourage participants to think critically about the possible application of different methods for carrying out their needs analysis

  • To encourage participants to adopt good interviewing techniques

Facilitation skills to be developed through this unit:

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • how to design improvement plans for individual pupils, groups and the school as a whole

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

  • how to monitor and evaluate pupils’ behaviour and the effectiveness of the school in improving behaviour

  • how to include pupils’ opinions in any decision about their education

  • how to include parents/carers in decisions about their child

Personal qualities and attributes include:

  • the ability to co-ordinate a range of interventions to promote non-violence to support pupils

  • being able to deal with conflicting viewpoints and being an effective communicator

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

  • being a good observer and astute in analysing and monitoring behaviour when assessing pupil needs

  • having the ability to facilitate and value pupils' opinions about their own education

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