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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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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Winner of our Recognition Board Competition 2019!

At the beginning of this new academic year, you may remember we announced the return of our recognition board competition. We’ve had lots of great photographs shared with us, and we’re pleased to see our Pivotal ideas in so many classrooms up and down the country and beyond. Congratulations to Attic PRU in North Norfolk …
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Behaviour Management in the Spotlight

With behaviour management in the spotlight recently, a speech delivered by Ofsted’s Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman announced that there will be a considerable focus on two separate sections within pupil development within Inspections; ‘behaviour and attitudes’. It is hoped that this will place a greater emphasis on eradicating low level disruption, and ensure that the …
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Return of our Recognition Boards Competition!

We’re excited to announce the return of our Recognition Boards Competition! Enter and you could win an exclusive Pivotal Gift Bag, packed full of goodies from our shop. Bring Pivotal into your classroom! Take a look at last year’s winners Raigmore, with some of their winning entries featured in this blog post. So, what are …
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