Good learner behaviour supports good learning and progress and good learning supports good behaviour; the two are inextricably linked. Yet, in a climate where the new Ofsted 2019 framework places fresh emphasis on intent, implementation and impact in the classroom; and newly and recently qualified teachers are facing escalating demands to support learners with increasingly challenging behaviours and mental health issues, we need to better understand of the triggers for disruptive behaviours and develop a toolkit that will equip participants to develop a positive behaviour climate for learning in every classroom.

The course is designed for all staff members looking to develop strong, effective links between positive behaviour and its integral links to strong, effective learning in pupils and therefore achievement.


  • Understand the current ‘behaviour climate’ in the context of new Ofsted expectations
  • Enhance your understanding of the links between behaviour and learning; and the triggers for negative learner behaviour
  • Explore techniques to build a whole school climate for learning; and establish positive risk taking and resilience in learners.
  • Build up your approaches and methods of established strategies to support learners with challenging behaviours
COURSE DATES London | Tuesday 18 June 2019

London | Tuesday 19 November 2019

  • Deputy Heads and Assistant Heads
  • Senior Leaders in charge of Pastoral/Learning
  • Heads of Year
  • Heads of Department
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues


10:00 – 10:30am
Introduction: Creating a climate for learning

  • How can we create a positive whole school learning environment?
  • What are the links between positive behaviour and good learning?
  • Understanding ‘Intent, Implementation and Impact’ within the context of whole school attitudes to behaviour, resilience and learning

10:30 – 11:15am
Approaches to Building An Effective Learning Environment

  • Approaches and techniques to build more positive learning relationships across a school
  • Strategies to connect wellbeing, learning and behaviour
  • Consistency is the key – whole-school approaches to behaviour for learning

11:15 – 11:30am
Discussion: coffee break

11:30 – 12:45pm
Understanding your students’ learning behaviours

  • Barriers to learning – Defining terms, expectations and engaging with student voice
  • Knowing your students’ – overcoming the triggers that cause them to succeed or fail?
  • Inclusive behaviour – practical strategies to engage, motivate and include diverse student behaviours
  • The Foundation Phase – Teaching behaviour for learning. 10 top tips
  • The Antecedent-Behaviour-Consequence (ABC) chart

12:45 – 1:30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1:30 – 2:30pm
Early Intervention: 8 key strategies for preventing disruptive behaviours before it happen

  • Eight key strategies for preventing disruptive behaviours before they happen
  • 10 top behaviour management strategies that really work

2:30 – 2:40pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

2:40 – 3:40pm 
Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Your Behaviour for Learning Approach

  • Whole school strategies to positively motivate attitudes to learning
  • Building independent and resilient learners
  • Teaching social skills and learning behaviours: games – some practical suggestions
  • How do we know we are making a difference? Monitoring and evaluating the impact of our positive interventions

Steve Burnage

Steve has spent over 25 years teaching and leading challenging secondary schools across the UK, is now a sought after expert practitioner, consultant and trainer in: Developing outstanding leadership at all levels, Highly effective strategies to ensure outstanding learning, teaching and progress, Positive behaviour management techniques to re-engage disaffected learners, Restorative justice, Performance management, professional development, coaching and mentoring, peer mentoring, Safe recruiting, child protection and safe interview practices, Meeting the needs of exceptionally able learners; and Music and Performing Arts Education.