So it is the start of a new school year. Are you approaching the term with optimism and excitement? Or do you have a sinking here-we-go-again feeling? What do you see in the faces of your colleagues? Interest and energy or skepticism and gloom?
Attitudes are catching. Try maintaining your positivity and energy when surrounded by a sea of pessimistic mutterers - it is hard work. But it works the other way too! When the balance is tipped in the favour of the upbeat & enthusiastic, the outlook of the staff body shifts, the mutterers begin to find they have nobody to mutter to. Think then, what can happen in a school whose staff all believe in a shared ethos.
But how to get to this point? We can help you create this positive shift in staff attitudes. With a range of support and training that would be tailored to fit your school, staff and budget, we can assist you in creating an institution with a shared ethos where staff are on board and keen to work towards a common goal.
You can change student behaviour and make significant impact for the long term - not just a sticking plaster that will patch up a hole or two.
Pivotal have a remarkable track record in creating profound sustained change in some very tricky environments. We work with colleges in challenging circumstances, schools in Special Measures and institutions in crisis as well as some of the top independent schools. We have the capacity to run simultaneous live training for large numbers of delegates, intensive coaching projects for large departments with training and support for management. We know each set of circumstances is unique. We work with schools and colleges to create gradual or accelerated change. We work to your outcomes, your budget and your timescale. Trainers embed our work within core practice and leave you with the capacity to sustain improvements.
Contact us to discuss how we can help you shift the behaviour in your institution.
"I think Paul gently opens people up who maybe stuck in their ways and shows us how there can be change, and it is little by little. He helps us get back to why we became teachers."
Stewart Bewley, General Supply Teacher, Goffs School
"The style of delivery and course content was delivered in an imaginative way to engage all participants. The whole course was very pertinent to our training needs."
Steve Gayfer, Teaching and Learning Development Manager, Cambridge Regional College Train the Trainers Course
"Very thought provoking! Miller is knowledgeable and entertaining. Because of his experience with SEBD pupils he was the ideal trainer to deliver to our schools as he really understood our issues."
Claire McAlonan, Woodlands Community Primary College
"I just wanted to write and say a big thank you for the session with Barry. He was such a breath of fresh air for our parents and he gave a fantastic presentation."
Sasha Martin, Deputy Headteacher, Stephen Hawking School (PMLD), London
We would also like to introduce you to a company who we are now working closely with - IRIS. IRIS (It Really Is Simple) develops fantastic behaviour management IT systems for schools and colleges. If you are considering a review of behaviour, then the IRIS system can go hand in hand with Pivotal training.
A short word from Ed Whittaker of IRIS:
We are really pleased to be working with Pivotal and I'd just like to briefly introduce you to IRIS.
Now you can bring your behaviour management system into the 21st century with IRIS. This extremely powerful on-line system greatly increases communication between your staff. Pastoral staff and school leaders have instant notification of incidents and instant, one-click access to analysis of live data; allowing your heads of year to be fully informed at all times without the need for the traditional paper chase.
IRIS' exceptional ease of use and unique feedback facility ensures classroom teachers are fully engaged with the system. Add to that a fully featured rewards package, web-based anytime, anywhere access, parent and pupil accounts and a complete consequence and management facility and you have the complete high school behaviour software package. Find out more at www.iris.ac.
A new, dedicated primary version of IRIS is now available; please call for details. FE colleges please contact us to find out about our fully customisable Adapt package.
If you have any further questions, please do get in touch and I'd be happy to help you. Don't forget to mention that you heard about us through Pivotal.
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To end, we thought you might be interested in reading a blog that Paul Dix wrote for the Guardian. Click through to read If you'd like more of this, then don't forget about our own Pivotal Blog and keep an eye on the TES in the coming weeks for more Pivotal contributions!
As always, please do get in touch if you would like any more information about any Pivotal products or services.