Behaviour will generally dip at some point within the first couple of weeks/months at which point you advise them that the next lesson they will be in a seating plan. Please note with seating plans that it is best to change them rarely. Where changes do need to be made, only move 1 or 2 students at a time otherwise it may lose impact.
Other routines to establish are countdown for quiet, or hands up. Work layout, not tolerating low-level disruption (minutes owed at break/lunch work well) and homework expectations. The key point to remember is to be consistent from that start.
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