Introducing Mike Temple and Supportive Behaviour Management
The Life Skills Company is delighted to be working with Mike Temple and the Supportive Behaviour Management programme. Mike’s advice and programmes are very hands-on, based on over 17 years of experience working in challenging environments. Mike worked for 13 years in a complex special needs school developing an excellent Supportive Behaviour Management system and then continued working in education for an additional 4 years as an advisor with the Local Authority. In this role, he assisted head teachers and their staff in a number of different schools in challenging circumstances to establish a more supportive approach for managing students and reducing exclusions. Mike has featured in the Times Educational Supplement and appeared on Teachers TV talking about Supportive Behaviour Management.
Why Supportive Behaviour Management?
Supportive Behaviour Management (SBM) is an inclusive, emotionally intelligent approach to behaviour management which open the doors for teachers and pupils to access on-demand support and strategies to manage the sometimes difficult situations that can occur in the classroom. These can include short-term positive in-class support as well as positive proactive exit strategies when issues pass the emotionally critical threshold.
The SBM programme provides a structure which helps schools to implement changes or modifications to their culture, with the aim of building skills in the students to enable them to become more responsible, resourceful, emotionally intelligent, self-aware and self-managed. In effect, we advocate licensing the students to become managers of their own behaviour.
With that in mind, it is important to stress that this strategy is not a quick fix for a school's issues, but is a comprehensive approach based on emotionally literate, self esteem building and sustainable, longer term views of what our schools should look like and more importantly, feel like.
To talk about the needs of your school please contact Mike Temple on 01233 628983 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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