Changing room etiquette: how to promote positive behaviour

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Changing rooms can be busy and crowded places, especially during peak times. It is important to be mindful of your behaviour in changing
rooms to promote a positive and respectful environment for everyone.

It is also important to ensure that your students know exactly what is expected of them when they are in the changing rooms. Young people can be rowdy and excitable during physical education so an element of composure should be ingrained within your setting.

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5 strategies of dealing with behaviour in changing rooms

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The changing rooms – surely the most unique place in the school? It’s a place where ‘normal’ school routines can be difficult to apply and where different issues can arise.

Research into school changing rooms found that:

“the proximity to other bodies facilitates (perhaps even necessitates) a process of comparison, surveillance and self-regulation”

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Behaviour management for NQT PE teachers

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Following a recent lesson observation, behaviour management was identified as a key strength of mine. More specifically, my ability to manage the behaviour of a number of ‘difficult’ Year 9 students in the classroom.

“You had them eating out of your hands! Some of the most difficult Year 9 students in the school, it was great to see!” were the comments I received from the Head of School.

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How to prevent bullying in PE lessons

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19.5% of pupils have been bullied during PE.

If that stat wasn’t disheartening enough, bullying that focuses on a lack of physical fitness, body shape or perceived lack of sporting ability can leave a severe dent in a student’s self-confidence that lasts a lifetime.

Whilst bullying in any realm of education is never acceptable and can have terrible consequences when it happens in PE, it can also result in the avoidance of physical activity not just in the short term, but in the long term too.

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