Behaviour

Girls behaving badly

An unusually high proportion of girls in the pupil referral unit with which she was working had Edwina Chevens’ curious to learn more about their stories and how they came to be there. Here she summarises her findings and makes some practical suggestions for wider practice.
Girl student having confrontation with the teacher

While working in school improvement and deployed to a pupil referral unit (PRU) to develop behaviour and attendance, I became aware that the cohort of students comprised almost 50 per cent girls in 2013 to 2014, which is atypical of national data.1 I saw the study of the Key Stage 3 (KS3) and 4 girls as an opportunity to engage with a group of learners. 

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