Concrete and practical techniques to improve relationships, develop a positive approach to behaviour management and improve the learning for the students in departments or year teams.


  • Create and develop a positive climate for learning
  • Support your colleagues to get the best out of them
  • Develop strategies for resolving conflicts with students and colleagues
  • Effectively support staff who are struggling with behaviour management
  • Understand the most effective ways to hold ‘difficult’ conversations with colleagues
COURSE DATES London, Thursday 08 June 2017
WHO FOR?  Heads of department
Heads of year
Learning mentors
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch



10.00am - 11.15am: Leading a team to success

  • Leadership v Management of a team
  • Case Study (London School)
  • Positive Language / signage

11.15am – 11.30am: Break


11.30am - 12.30pm: Developing a positive climate for learning

  • Creating a positive climate for learning within your team
  • Building positive relationships
  • Learning plans
  • Extension and challenge
  • Consistency and policies which work in department and whole school

12.30pm - 1.30pm: Leading and supporting your colleagues

  • Supporting new and inexperienced colleagues
  • Dealing with more experienced colleagues
  • Observing colleagues and providing the right kind of feedback
  • How to sensitively deal with behaviour issues in a colleague’s lesson

1.30pm - 2.15pm: Lunch


2.15pm - 3.30pm: Dealing with difficult situations

  • Department / Year team policies and procedures
  • Having the difficult conversations with staff
  • Dealing with difficult parents
  • Safeguarding staff

3.30pm - 3.45pm: Plenary and refreshments

Simon Dean

Simon Dean has over 28 years experience as a teacher including more than 13 as an Assistant Head teacher and an Assistant Head of school in a large West London secondary. Whilst working at a large secondary school in West London, Simon realised that the whole school behaviour system needed changing urgently. This was the lightbulb moment that Simon needed and it was then that he discovered the huge benefits of Restorative Justice in schools. In redesigning his school’s behaviour system, he was crucial in the school’s rise to Outstanding and gained high praise from Ofsted inspectors for the work he did in training all the staff in the school, both teaching and non teaching. Simon delivers training to teachers, schools and other organisations on topics such as behaviour management, behaviour for learning, and Restorative Justice. The key to his success lies in his personable, enthusiastic and flexible approach and his total belief that the key to good behaviour management lies in building positive relationships.