Remote relationships

Sustaining human connection in the virtual classroom, by Lynsie Monro, Pivotal GPI Now more than ever there is a need for every member of the educational community to establish a sense of togetherness. Our schools and organisations may have been disbanded physically but we still can and must work hard to create a culture of genuine …
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Find Your Brave

What does bravery mean to you? This week is Charity Place2Be’s Childrens’ Mental Health Week (Monday 3rd February – Sunday 9th February), and the theme for this year is ‘Find Your Brave’. It got us thinking in the office about what this means, and here are some of the responses people gave: “Bravery is finding …
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How can trauma effect behaviour?

How can trauma affect behaviour? According to the online Oxford Dictionary, trauma is defined as: “A mental condition caused by severe shock, especially when the harmful effects last for a long time” Linked to either single or multiple experiences, trauma can be triggered by these four factors: Emotional Psychological Behavioural Environmental Perceived as an actual …
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Have a Great Christmas Break!

Please note our office will be shut from 24th December – 5th January 2020. To contact us, email ask@pivotaleducation.com Have a Great Christmas Break! was last modified: January 2nd, 2020 by Jo Marychurch

Bah Humbug: Behaviour at Christmas!

To borrow a favourite phrase from a certain Mr Scrooge from A Christmas Carol: ‘Bah Humbug!’ Once again, it’s that time of year when the term draws to a close; previously well behaved classes start to show signs of niggling low level disruption and you’re half tempted to put on a video for a lesson (or …
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Change Starts With Us

This month’s blog post has been written in conjunction with Anti Bullying Week (11th-15th November), and the theme for this year is: “Change Starts With Us”. Working with a range of organisations including the government, the media, schools and parents; the Anti Bullying Alliance surveyed over 1,000 11-16 year olds creating the ‘Change Starts With …
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Focussing on the 95%

Here at Pivotal, our behaviour management programmes are shaped around the 95% of learners (or, if you’re very fortunate, the 98%) who arrive every day, keen, focused and ready to learn. Our Pivotal approach puts positive behaviour at the forefront; meaning there is no need for whole class detentions or punitive sanctions. Learners who regularly …
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