A course to help teachers learn how to create a culture of good behaviour and high expectations in which staff and pupils thrive.
Applies to England
Who this course is for
This course is suitable for all teachers and leaders who are, or want to be, involved in developing and implementing behaviour and wellbeing strategies in their school.
This course is also suitable for other specialised roles including:
- behaviour management lead
- special educational needs co-ordinator
- welfare management manager
- pastoral team lead
- key stage and phase leaders
- social, emotional and mental health lead
This one-year course will help you develop skills and gain the confidence to enact changes in:
- setting a culture of high expectations and learning in your school
- enabling conditions for good behaviour for pupils and ensuring colleagues are supported in their classroom-level approaches
- supporting pupil wellbeing and understanding the impact this has on behaviour
This course will:
- take 12 months to complete
- involve an average of 1 to 2 hours of study each week
- be a mix of self-study and group sessions
- involve a written assessment
- start October 2023
Funding to cover the course fees is available for most teachers and school leaders in state funded settings in England.
This course covers themes including:
- creating a culture of high expectations, including the impact this has on school outcomes
- enabling conditions for good behaviour, including through implementing effective behaviour management systems
- dealing with complex behavioural needs, including how to prevent and respond to bullying
- developing effective professional development linked to behaviour and culture
- implementing evidence-based improvement plans
Benefits for you and your school
Gain expertise and drive meaningful change
You’ll develop knowledge and skills in leading behaviour and culture. You’ll then be able to apply these in practice across your school.
This will help to engage and motivate staff and pupils. It will also help reduce disruption in classrooms.
Create a positive school culture
You’ll learn to develop school-wide systems and processes which support the creation of an effective learning environment for all pupils. This will enable you to get the best out of pupils and colleagues in your school.
Support complex behavioural needs
You’ll understand how to adapt approaches to pupil’s individual needs, while maintaining high expectations for all pupils.
Improve pupil outcomes
You’ll be able to shape a positive and encouraging atmosphere where pupils are more likely to thrive.
The course covers 6 topics, outlined in the course framework. Providers use this framework to design their course.
The course includes:
- independent study
- group coaching
- face-to-face sessions with other participants
You’ll need to spend 1 to 2 hours a week working on this NPQ.
You can train with one of the following providers:
- Ambition Institute
- Best Practice Network (home of Outstanding Leaders Partnership)
- Church of England
- Education Development Trust
- LLSE (Leadership Learning Securing Excellence)
- National Institute of Teaching
- Teacher Development Trust
- Teach First
- UCL Institute of Education
They work with delivery partners, such as teaching school hubs, to provide training.
To get your NPQ accreditation you’ll need to complete the course and pass a written assessment (1,500 words).
Before you apply to your chosen training provider, you need to register with the Department for Education.