Behaviour difficulties- Information for Parents/ Carers
Are you worried about your child’s behaviour in school?
Your causes for concern may include:
- your child always getting into trouble with teachers
- your child not having any friends
- your child not wanting to go to school
- your child not appearing to be making progress with his or her learning.
- frequent contact from school about your child’s behaviour.
- your child is not sleeping well
There are all kind of reasons why a child or young person may be displaying difficult behaviours.
- In the first instance you will need to talk to your child’s teacher or key staff in the school, for example the SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator) or the Head teacher. With your permission, they may make a referral to an educational psychologist or specialist behaviour support teacher.
They may do the following things:
- Talk to your child’s teachers and you about concerns
- Observe your child in the classroom and maybe at other times in school, such as lunchtime or playtime
- Meet with your child to talk about their feelings about school
- Seek information from other sources, such as your child’s file, which may include reports from other people which help to give a full picture
- Give advice to the school and to you on ways to help and improve the situation.