Eddie McNamara, one of the UK's leading Educational Psychologists, makes available some of the practical and effective resources that he has developed while engaged working with children, young people, their teachers, parents and other professionals, through the Positive Behaviour Management outlet www.positivebehaviourmanagement.co.uk
His most recent and greatly awaited book, Motivational Interviewing: Theory, Practice and Applications with Children and Young People, has recently been published.
Eddie has also published 15 booklets in the Pastoral Management Series. These booklets, being very practical in nature, are highly valued by Secondary school teachers and their colleagues in the Primary sector. Some of the booklets eg Anxiety Management, Anger and Its Management, are sort after resources by other professionals working with children and young people.
The popularity of this series is such that a parallel series, the Pastoral Intervention Series, is being published.
The Behaviour Checklist for Primary schools is a particularly attractive resource as it not only helps to identify and analyses problematic student behaviour but also indicates how such behaviour can be assessed so that interventions can be evaluated. Thus is finds a natural place in school practices based on the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.
Effectively addressing the difficult behaviour of Secondary school students can be a particularly difficult exercise. The 3 part resource, Towards Better Behaviour, provides a framework and set of practices that are proving very popular with Secondary school teachers. The 3 part resource is made up of The Behaviour Survey Checklist for Secondary Schools (Part I), Assessment (Part II) and Intervention (Part III).