Information can also be gleaned from students' individual education plans or from the school's SEN register. You can also observe how colleagues relate to and deal with students, and help with extracurricular activities.
To establish clear expectations of behaviour at the very start of your relationship with your students, you should:
- know what the procedures are for praise (commendations, points) and punishments (demerits, detentions)
- create and maintain an orderly environment
- be consistent and firm
- show respect to your students
- use praise and encouragement frequently
- be in control
- have a sense of humour.