The Importance of Consistency in the Primary Classroom - Exploring the Research

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Why consistency is so important and how to balance consistency and flexibility.

About this module

This session explores research into the importance of consistency in supporting behaviour for learning across the primary school. It also discusses what a useable definition of ‘consistency’ might be. The session examines the link between having ‘reliable adults’ and the development of children’s self-regulation skills. It also looks at why it is important to understand that we can achieve consistent standards using flexible approaches.

This module is suitable for Teachers, Early Career Teachers, ECT Mentors, Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Assistants, Senior Leaders supporting staff with behaviour.

What you will learn:
  • Understanding the need for consistent application of behaviour policies
  • Exploring the link between self-regulation and ‘reliable [consistent] adults’
  • Examining the need to balance consistency of standards with flexibility of approach, in order to achieve ‘reasonable adjustments’