This section is concerned with the creation of an ethos and set of expectations that will allow the
maximum amount of learning to take place. The aim is to ensure that all students are aware of
what they are doing and why, what is expected of them in terms of behaviour, attitudes and
approaches, and to make clear the responsibilities of students and teachers.
Being explicit about expectations and involving students in defining ground rules promote trust and
cooperation. It results in classrooms which are more easily managed and more effective places for
learning. Students benefit when they are helped to plan their work and to prepare effectively for