Why dont tried-and-tested behaviour management strategies work with the most challenging pupils in our schools Because they are based on assumptions that simply dont hold true for those children and adolescents whose early experience has fundamentally undermined their ability to trust adults. Marie Delaney, teacher and educational therapist, presents a fresh and practical approach to reach these pupils. She explores the factors behind those bad days for teachers and looks at what can be done when nothing seems to work. Marie Delaney provides a summary of effective behaviour management strategies, drawn from her own extensive experience of success and failure in working with pupils of all ages, and staff. She then offers an easily accessible framework for understanding the behaviour of those children for whom basic strategies dony always work. The author provides a further set of principles and good practice, showing how to use this enhanced understanding to reach those students who are just more difficult to teach.