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The No Bell Prize

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Behaviour expert John Bayley works with senior management, staff and students at Islington Green School in north London, attempting to remove the bell from school breaks, in this whole-school video.

Over the years, headteacher Trevor Averre-Beeson has grown to hate the ineffective school bell, which is rung twice a day in a fruitless attempt to persuade students to get back to lessons on time.

John trains Averre-Beeson's sceptical team to encourage students to return to lessons themselves rather than rely on the bell. John encourages them to blend gentle persuasion with consistent reminders that break is now over. Before the bell-free break was introduced, it took a minimum of 12 minutes for all students to return to class.

It now takes less than half that time. And two months later the bell remains silent.

Part of the series: Teaching with Bayley

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