The Kindness Principle is now available!

19 April 2021

Written by Dave Whitaker, The Kindness Principle: Making relational behaviour management work in schools advocates a behaviour management approach rooted in values, acceptance and a genuine understanding of children™s behaviour.

In an education system that too often reaches for the carrot-and-stick approach to dealing with poor pupil behaviour, an approach built on kindness and compassion might just provide the cure.

Find out more and get your copy here.

Jon Chaloner, CEO, GLF Schools, Vice Chair, Headteachers™ Roundtable:

In The Kindness Principle, Dave provides invaluable insights into the essential ingredients that shape successful behaviour management strategies in schools. I have known Dave for a decade and I believe that he is one of the wisest and most highly respected voices in this field.

˜If we expect to see a naughty child, then that is what we will see. If we expect to see a child in need of support, then that is what we will see.™ These two sentences encapsulate different perceptions of an individual, which contribute to the complexity of behaviour management in schools. Dave™s writing challenges and encourages the reader throughout.



The Kindness Principle is a must-read for those striving to improve the life chances of all children and young people. The inclusion of a number of practical ˜Try this™ boxes provide ample room to reflect upon, examine and develop your own practice in setting the right conditions to enable all children to flourish.


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