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Steve Baker

Steve Baker is a freelance behaviour and attendance consultant, following a career in drama teaching, with local authorities and the National Strategies. He works in schools, academies and colleges giving strategic advice to leadership teams and developmental feedback to classroom teachers. Contact Steve at stevebakereducation.co.uk or by emailĀ atĀ enquiries@stevebakereducation.

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Become an assertive teacher in 10 easy steps

What can you do to present yourself as an authority figure whilst being fair and self-evaluating? Steve Baker offers a checklist to help you become an assertive teacher 1. Does the school ethos support staff to intervene assertively? Many schools put up bright posters in their hallways with words...
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Establishing high expectations of behaviour

Steve Baker explains how to put good behaviour at the centre of your school ethos. How should we go about setting high expectations? The behaviour policy is not a bad place to start. Does it focus on positive behaviours for learning? The worst policies are a thinly disguised list of complaints...
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