Funded by the Department for Education, the Behaviour Hubs programme is an exciting new initiative founded on the principles outlined in Tom Bennett’s 2017 independent behaviour review, ‘Creating a Culture: How School Leaders Can Optimise Behaviour’. The programme matches ‘Partner’ schools that want and need to improve pupil behaviour with a ‘Lead’ school that has an exemplary track record in behaviour culture.
Launched in 2020, Behaviour Hubs helps schools to manage behaviour well so they can provide calm, safe and supportive environments which children and young people want to attend and where they can learn and thrive. On the programme, Lead schools provide bespoke support which helps Partner schools to diagnose issues and implement new behaviour approaches. This school-to-school support is complemented by a series of online training modules and resources developed by a team of expert behaviour advisers headed by Tom Bennett, in addition to open days and networking events which allow schools to observe and share good behaviour practices.
Behaviour Hubs is a one-year programme for schools, with the option to extend for a second year if needed, and a two-year programme for multi-academy trusts (MATs). All support, training and advice is tailored to each individual school. The programme has three streams – two streams available to schools depending on their needs and one stream specifically designed for MATs.
- Core support – for schools that want to work more independently to improve behaviour culture within their school.
- Extended support – for schools that would benefit from more one-to-one support, ongoing coaching and mentoring from a Lead school.
- Multi-school support – for MATs looking to develop new behaviour approaches across multiple schools within their trust.
Education Development Trust is pleased to have been the delivery centre of the Behaviour Hubs programme since its launch. We understand the challenges teachers are currently facing to sustain an effective behaviour culture and we deliver the programme with the utmost respect for the way schools operate, the wellbeing of pupils and teachers and each school’s individual context.
We are responsible for managing the delivery of the programme including recruitment, organisation of training and acting as the central point of contact for Partner and Lead schools on the programme. We work alongside a team of seven expert behaviour advisers appointed by the Department for Education who are responsible for developing and delivering specialist training, headed by lead adviser Tom Bennett.
Apply to join the Behaviour Hubs programme
Partner school and MAT applications are currently being accepted for either a January or April 2023 start. Availability on both cohorts is limited so we recommend schools apply as soon as possible to secure their place.