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Behaviour and discipline

Emma McKenna 


Dacorum Education Support Centre (DESC)

Current role

Outreach Manager
Lead for Dacorum Primary Behaviour Services 

About me

I have been teaching for nearly 18 years, working in a 5 different settings across Hillingdon, Kent and Hertfordshire, across both primary and secondary phases.  During this time I have completed and facilitated various CPD programmes and kept up to date with national and local needs and trends.  This included mentoring NQTs, supporting phase leaders and leading various departments.

I have completed a Master of Arts Degree in Education, looking at a range of pedagogical practices, with the main focus being around behaviour.  I initially completed the Leadership Pathways programme, and then went on to coach a number of colleagues through successful initiatives which have raised standards in schools. Through good working relationships I lead, mentor and coach my colleagues in local schools to raise standards in their teaching and subject leadership and behaviour management.

I have worked with a number of Primary and Secondary staff and whole schools in leading CPD in collaboration with their governors to ensure a consistent approach to behaviour and relationships is achieved.  This also includes engaging disaffected learners to improve their outcomes and attendance.

Day to day, I lead a team of outreach workers who support children with behaviour in main stream settings.  I work with multi agencies to ensure that a joined up approach and the best range of support is accessible to families.  I support senior leaders to lead whole school initiatives adapted to their individual school needs.

Specialist area of expertise

Behaviour and discipline
Other area of expertise

KS2-3 Transition
NQT Support

Recent training

Hertfordshire Steps Tutor
Brief therapy practitioner
Working with challenging children course
Supporting children with ASD
Exclusion training