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Key Skills Series - Understanding Children at Secondary

Not for nothing is it said that teenagers seem like a different species! From poor decision-making skills to impulsive behaviour, it is often impossible to understand why teens make the choices they do. But for anyone working in education, this understanding must surely be their first aim.

  • Easily accessible
  • Supportive delivery
  • For newer employees or even experienced leaders and mentors
1 hour
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About this course

Anyone working with youngsters must surely start by trying to understand their words, actions and moods. This course - part of our Key Skills in Educational Settings series - introduces you to the best ideas from developmental psychology, to help you understand the emotions and feelings that lie behind children’s behaviour. By watching this training session you will:

  • Understand how brain science relates to ‘difficult’ behaviour
  • Learn strategies to help you form positive relationships with pupils
  • Gain confidence in your educational role


  • NQTs, RQTs, and other new secondary school staff
  • New governors, or parents of teens and ‘pre-teens’
  • Local or community agencies that work closely with a school

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