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New to the Role Behaviour Lead

Wed, 20 Mar 2024

Virtual, Online

This course is an essential overview of the roles and responsibilities of the behaviour lead. Aimed at those new to role, those who have been in post for some time but not had opportunity to access training, and those who need an update of current guidance and best practice.

This course will provide school behaviour leads with the knowledge and skills they need to develop and implement effective strategies for promoting behaviour for learning in schools.

The course will cover a wide range of topics, including the importance of behaviour for learning, the impact of behaviour for learning on learning and achievement, the development of a whole-school approach to behaviour for learning, identifying, and addressing challenging behaviour, supporting pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, and working with parents and carers.

This course is aimed at behaviour leaders, pastoral staff and school leaders in primary and secondary schools and MATs.

This masterclass will enable you to:

  • Ensure you are up-to-date on the current legal and regulatory framework for behaviour in schools, including updates to guidance on exclusions

  • Understand the importance of behaviour for learning in schools and its impact on achievement, staff morale and the wider school community

  • Identify different types of challenging behaviour and understand what causes this behaviour

  • Respond and manage challenging behaviour, including low level disruption

  • Design a whole-school approach to behaviour for learning

  • Develop and implement your school’s behaviour policy

  • Support school staff to develop effective classroom management skills

  • Understand the differing needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities

  • Support children with SEND to manage their behaviour

  • Build strong relationships with parents and carers to support behaviour for learning

Sam Garner is a renowned speaker, trainer and author specialising in mental health and SEN. She has been a SENCo in a large secondary school and is a qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and a Child and Adolescent Counsellor. Sam also set up a company providing mental health CBT programmes for schools. She is in high demand to speak at conferences and events and provides in-house training for schools and companies, nationally and internationally. Lauded for her humour and ‘telling it like it is’ approach to mental health, Sam has had her book Mental Health in Education published by Routledge, and regularly writes for several publications with more books in the pipeline for publication.

Steve Burnage FCCT FRSA is an education consultant, inspector, and author with over 35 years’ experience of teaching and senior school leadership in challenging school environments. He regular delivers keynote presentations on effective behaviour for learning interventions and strategies and provides UK schools with guidance and consultancy on effective strategies to tackle negative behaviours and establish a climate of calm and safety that make schools better places of learning. 

Facilitated by:

Mrs Sam Garner

Mental Health & Inclusion Consultant
Balanced People Ltd

Steve Burnage, FCCT FRSA M.Ed.

International Education Consultant, Inspector and Author
Mister Steve Training and Consultancy

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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