The Point of Behaviour
Responding to behaviourDo you want a different way of responding to behaviour in your classroom? Would you like to understand why children behave as they do, and how we as teachers can work with it all? This course is designed to help you understand where behaviour comes from, how emotional environments and experiences affect our brain growth and development and therefore influence what we do. Explore how adults in the classroom can shape behaviour through responding to what the child needs, rather than reacting to the behaviour. This course is a different way of viewing behaviour; it is a practice not a strategy.’ Understanding the bonds of attachmentBehaviour in the classroom is often a cause of stress and worry. This course aims to help you understand why behaviour causes stress, what the behaviour means for the child and how we work with it all. We examine attachment theory, explore how our brain grows within an emotional environment and through relational experiences. We look at the 4 attachment styles and what they look like in a primary school classroom and examine what helps and who our children need us to be.
Consultation visits, observations & written feedback/report/resources.We are also able to offer:Direct 1:1 pupil work, for example Drawing and Talking, Lego Based Therapy. Support for staff teams working with difficult behaviour - ‘Dump the Junk’ sessions.Whole school audit and review of behaviour policy, systems and structure within your setting and provide next steps support and follow up training.
“Your input, advice and reassurance were just fab. You have had a profound impact on our practice, we can’t thank you enough.”Mainstream Senco
In addition to our CPD accredited courses we offer various support for school staff: Creating safe base teams Understanding The Point of Behaviour Creating happy playtimes Individual or group 'Dump The Junk' sessions
“Very useful, thought provoking and reflective. One of the best 'Dump The Junk' sessions I have ever attended.”Mainstream Primary Teaching Assistant
I have received support from Point5 around a child in my class who has found starting school very challenging. Nathalie was very good at quickly distilling what kind of situation we were facing and offered some great advice and tips to deal with any issues arising. The child is now happily settled in school and thriving, I cannot thank Nathalie enough.
As a busy SENCo and full-time teacher, I have found it increasingly important to have a small group of external professionals whose advice and expertise I can rely on when we need a fresh perspective.Nathalie and Sarah (who I have known for many years and have huge respect for) provided training for all our teachers and TA's.This was an overwhelmingly positive experience for all who attended and really helped us to unpick some of the reasons for one particular child’s behaviours as well as moving on all of our practice across the school.In fact, their approach was so insightful that it led us to rethink our behaviour policy and what our day to day approach to behaviour looks like.
I attended the Understanding the Bonds of Attachment workshop.The training was interactive and very informative; it offered current and relevant advice.The trainer's friendly and approachable style enabled me to ask questions and maximise my learning.I left the workshop with clear ideas of how I could move things forward both in my class and in the school as a whole.
We are really excited to share with you our new resource – ‘Take 5’ Calm Bags Our Calm Bags contain a variety of tried and tested items that specifically enable children (and adults) to “Take 5” to calm/self-soothe/reset and regulate. Items have been carefully selected for discreet use and to provide a choice of tactile, sensory […]
“As a new trainee teacher, I found this whole session absolutely fascinating and so informative. Incredibly interesting as a parent!The focus on empathy and understanding the reasons behind the behaviour has definitely affected how I will view a child who is struggling”
Point5 have been fortunate to gain accreditation for the training courses ‘Responding to Behaviour’ and ‘Understanding the Bonds of Attachment’. Both pieces of training embed the vital message that human connections and relationships can heal the troubled waters that run beneath the behaviour we see. Never has human connection been more important than during these […]
Point5 have started off the New Year as we finished the last year, training in schools with amazing staff. Our ‘Responding not Reacting’ behaviour course is gaining popularity and receiving some excellent feedback so please email us if you would like your staff trained. As always our courses are practical and realistic to the behaviour […]
Point5 have been busy training amazing staff who have come back to school and are caring deeply, being brave and are ready for the new term. I read an article the other day about staff in a primary school who get together every Thursday, have their lunch sitting down and chat / laugh about everyday […]
Pupil indiscipline is now one of the top concerns of teachers – NASUWT 2019 Big Question Survey. We understand that challenging behaviour is an issue schools face on a daily basis. The NASUWT survey reports that 51% of teachers are made to feel that they are to blame for issues regarding poor behaviour. Blaming and […]
The courage to be vulnerable, to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need, to talk about how you are feeling, to have the hard conversations. To everyone who is ‘daring greatly’ in their school; check out Brene Brown – her Ted talks are inspirational.
“Thank you so much for your support, it was a pleasure to have you in school. Both teachers said your input has been the most valuable they have ever received” (Head Teacher, Primary School, Oxfordshire) This was the best email received; it made us feel valued and we were thrilled to hear it was valuable […]
The lighter mornings are upon us and spring is here…phew! Point5 wish you all a very happy half term. It is a time to rest up, recharge, and refresh ourselves.