The Affective Domain

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Issue 3: Reducing the barriers

Theme: What makes a good teacher?
Aim: To identify aspects of teachers' skills and attributes which pupils find enabling
Target group: Primary teachers
Secondary subject teachers
Department/Faculty Heads

Emerging practice in Scottish schools shows that staff must be confident in their own abilities and comfortable with their part in creating an appropriate environment for children and young people to seek and receive support. The qualities required of staff include:

  • being approachable
  • confident to listen and respond
  • communicates well
  • prepared to be accountable for responding to children and young people.

Happy, safe and achieving their potential, (2004) SEED p20.