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Girls Behaving Badly: Practical Steps to Improving Girls' Behaviour

Improving the behaviour of challenging girls

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Suitable for: Teachers, learning support staff and pastoral staff who want to understand and address the recent rise in bad behaviour in girls.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary
  • Further Education

Course Reference: 6957WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
10am - 4pm Book Now

Recent experience suggests that there has been a change in attitude in many girls in secondary schools across the country. Ungracious, surly, truculent, deliberately unpleasant behaviour appears to be on the increase, along with a wave of low-level disruption. There are no easy answers. However, this course will consider pro-active strategies that identify why so many girls are causing problems and explores practical strategies which have proven to be successful.

  • Explore why girls are disruptive or challenging and what motivates these behaviours
  • Develop ways of addressing bullying and clique mentality
  • Investigate effective strategies to deal with negative behaviours both inside and outside the classroom
  • Explore the importance of relationships and ways to improve them
  • Establish a consistent whole school approach to managing challenging girls


Understanding girls’ behaviour
  • Identify the specific behaviours which are unacceptable
  • Explore the motivations for these behaviours
  • Investigate how these motivations might be influenced by the environment
Cliques and bullies
  • Explore the differences between bullying and teasing
  • Examine the nature of clique mentalities
  • Investigate the positive personal traits which might be underpinning this behaviour
Managing girls behaving badly
  • Applying and adapting the whole school behaviour policy
  • Developing strategies to avoid bad behaviour
  • Exploring voice and body language in the classroom
Relationships in the Classroom
  • Discussing the role of the teacher-student relationship
  • Exploring ways to rebuild and repair relationships
  • Investigating the role of mentoring in schools

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