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.


  • Understand the current ‘behaviour climate’ in the context of new Ofsted expectations 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 on a toolkit of established and tested strategies to support learners with challenging mental health and behavioural issues
COURSE DATES Central London | Tuesday 18 June 2019

Central 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


10:00pm – 10:30pm
Session 1: Creating a behaviour centred 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

10:30pm – 11:15pm
Session 2: Maximising the Potential of Effective learning Experiences

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

11:15pm – 11:30pm

11:30pm – 12:30pm
Session 3: Understanding your students’ learning behaviours

  • 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
  • Building motivated and resilient learners

12:30pm – 1:15pm

1:15pm – 2:15pm
Session 4: Early Intervention: 8 key strategies for preventing disruptive behaviours before they happen

  • Identifying key behaviour triggers
  • Establishing consistent behaviour expectations
  • Meeting every students’ learning and behaviour needs

2:15pm – 2:30pm

2:30pm – 3:30pm 
Session 5: 10 Behaviour management strategies that really work

  • Effective classroom-based interventions
  • Managing specific challenging behaviours – a case study approach
  • Whole school strategies to support behaviour for learning

3:30 – 3:45
Plenary and end

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.