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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Why Positive Relationships Matter

Hurrah, you’ve survived to the end of the academic year! The last few weeks of term are a chance for winding down (or up, if you’re very excited about the start of the school holidays!) and to take stock of everything you’ve achieved with your students this year. Here at Pivotal we strongly advocate building …
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A day in the life of a student

This week’s blog is written by Michelle Wood, Client Manager. Michelle worked in a secondary school for ten years where she spent four years supporting students in the isolation room. During her time spent in isolation rooms, Michelle encountered many students who needed support. Here is an example of a day in the life of …
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