Praise for the First Edition: 'Those who found this author's previous books on SEN in early years useful might be keen to add her latest publication to their shelves. The structure of the book is clear and usefully outlined, with menus and summaries for each chapter.' Nursery World This exciting new edition of a much-loved book offers the reader the following new elements: - a CD-Rom with lots of downloadable and printable resources, including self-audits for settings, letters to parents, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Play Plans, quizzes and crosswords - Coverage of new legislation and initiatives, such as the Early Years Foundation Stage and Every Child Matters - new case studies - guidance on how to plan, write and review Play Plans, with examples. Covering the 3 to 8 age range, this book is full of practical strategies, good advice and clear and helpful suggestions. It will help you encourage good behaviour from every child in your setting, and is particularly strong on suggesting ways to support children with special educational needs. Collette Drifte is a Freelance Writer and Educational Consultant, based in Northumberland, having worked previously as a teacher and Deputy Head for many years.

How to Write a Positive Behaviour Policy for Your Setting

How to write a positive behaviour policy for your setting

In this chapter we will explore the rationale behind writing a positive behaviour policy by discussing:

  • what a policy is, why it should be written and what should be in it;
  • how adults involved with the setting should examine their own attitudes, beliefs and practices as part of the policy-planning process;
  • how planning the policy should include everybody involved with the setting, especially the children and their parents;
  • who puts the policy into practice and how.

All early years settings that receive government funding must write and put into practice a special educational needs (SEN) policy, but aside from the legal requirement, writing such a policy is an excellent way ...

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