Challenging behaviour by some pupils is something all schools have to manage at some point. This may include managing children and young people diagnosed with a behavioural disorder such as:
- attention deficit disorder (ADD)
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- oppositional defiance disorder (ODD)
- conduct disorder.
A school can take steps to minimise the risks through behaviour risk management which involves:
- identifying the risk
- analysing and assessing it
- managing it
- monitoring and reviewing it.
Within the school the special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) will have information on effective ways of managing risk.
If extra support is needed SENCOs can ask for this from the specialist teaching teams. These teams can provide:
- training (individual, groups of staff or whole school)
- information sessions for children
- consultation around individual pupils, to design support strategies and resources
- support for completing risk assessments and designing individual pupil support plans
- advice on other sources of specialist information and help, including our positive touch and positive options training.