Here you’ll find a list of some of our most asked questions about the Behaviour Hubs programme. If you don’t see your question listed here, please get in touch through our Contact Page and we’ll be happy to answer your enquiry.
Applying to join Behaviour Hubs
Can I still apply to get support from the Behaviour Hubs programme?
Unfortunately, Behaviour Hubs is currently closed to new applicants. Launched as a three-year pilot initiative in April 2021 with the aim of supporting up to 650 schools, the Behaviour Hubs programme welcomed its ninth and final cohort of schools in January 2024.
Will applications to join Behaviour Hubs re-open in the future?
Discussions regarding the future of Behaviour Hubs are currently ongoing. However, we are accepting expressions of interest from schools and MATs that may wish to benefit from the support of a future version of the programme. You can express your interest here, and we will then keep you updated.
My school isn’t based in England – can I apply?
Unfortunately, no. Since Behaviour Hubs is fully funded by the DfE, only schools based in England are eligible to take part in this programme.
About the programme
What is a Partner School?
A Partner School is a school that has joined the Behaviour Hubs programme to receive support with implementing an effective and sustainable behaviour culture.
Are schools made to join Behaviour Hubs?
No. Although schools might receive a recommendation to join Behaviour Hubs, the programme operates entirely on a self-referral basis. Schools choose to apply for support themselves, and are considered on this basis alone.
Does the programme cost anything to join?
No. Behaviour Hubs is fully funded by the Department for Education which covers all training and support provided to schools throughout the duration of the programme. Schools also receive a sum of money at the end of the programme to contribute to staff time and expenses, which will vary according to which stream the Partner School is on.
Which members of staff at my school need to be involved in the programme?
We ask each school that joins the programme to put forward the names of three members of staff within their senior leadership team. This might include the headteacher or principal, deputy head, a head of year or department, or another senior member of staff. Engagement with the programme can be shared amongst these members of staff, where appropriate.
My school isn’t a mainstream setting – is the programme for us?
Absolutely! In addition to mainstream primary and secondary schools, the programme welcomes special schools and alternative provisions such as PRUs. Behaviour Hubs has several special and AP Lead Schools to support you, and our training includes specialist modules developed and delivered by experts within these sectors.
Our Lead Schools and MATs
What is a Lead School or MAT?
A Lead School or MAT is a setting with exemplary behaviour practices that supports Partner Schools and MATs to implement lasting change to their behaviour culture. Our Lead Schools and MATs were selected following a rigorous multi-stage application and interview process, and have a proven track record in supporting schools with developing behaviour management strategies.
Who are the current Lead Schools and MATs on the Behaviour Hubs programme?
For a list of our current Lead Schools and MATs, please click here.
Can my school apply to become a Lead School?
We are not currently accepting applications for Lead Schools. Should this change in the future, we will update our website accordingly.