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Tailored support to improve pupil behaviour

In 2021, the Department for Education began funding a 3-year programme to improve pupil behaviour in schools rated as ‘requires improvement’.

Evelyn Street Primary School was chosen as just one of the first seven behaviour hub lead primary schools. Other leads included Secondary schools, Multi-Academy Trusts and SEN schools.

The programme pairs schools and MATs with exemplary behaviour practices, called lead schools or MATs, with partner schools or MATs who want and need to improve pupil behaviour.

The programme is flexible with a tailored offer of support depending on partner schools’ circumstances, it is designed to support a school to change over an academic year offering practical, in-depth support from a behaviour hub lead school.

All partner schools can expect to get support with:

  • Diagnosing specific areas of improvement
  • Designing and developing new approaches to addressing poor behaviour
  • Developing clear, sustainable behaviour cultures for all pupils.

Led by a team of national advisers that includes Tom Bennett, the programme is based on creating a culture: how school leaders can optimise behaviour. Good behaviour, routines and structures in schools support all pupils’ engagement in education, and their mental health and wellbeing. Schools will work together to apply these principles to the individual context of the school.

Download the behaviour hubs programme brochure for an overview of support available.