The Programme

Behaviour Hubs supports school leaders by helping them to create calm, orderly environments where pupils can learn – and teachers can teach.


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 MATs. The programme is fully funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and provides schools with bespoke support, training and advice aimed at improving behaviour culture, which is tailored to each individual school. The programme matches schools with a Lead school who has an exemplary track record in behaviour culture to provide bespoke support, training and advice aimed at improving behaviour culture.

Schools on the programme receive a lump sum of funding at the end of their time on the programme to part fund travel, expenses and staff backfill and implementation of their new behaviour approaches. Schools will receive a grant of up to £9,000 with the amount of funding is in proportion to the time commitment for each stream. There are three streams of the programme to choose from – two streams available to schools depending on their needs, and a stream specifically designed for multi-academy trusts (MATs):


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Core Support

A stream designed for schools who want to work more independently to improve behaviour culture within their school.

Extended Support

Designed for schools who would benefit from one-to-one support, ongoing coaching and mentoring from a Lead School.

MAT support

A stream designed for MATs looking to develop new behaviour approaches across schools within their trust.  Includes one-to-one support from a MAT executive team as well as the opportunity for Extended support for a school within the trust.

Schools receive a grant to support them on the programme
Learn more about streams and funding

Who is Behaviour Hubs for?

The Behaviour Hubs programme is available to schools, academies and MATs across England that wish to implement a sustainable behaviour culture.

All Partner schools and MATs welcomed onto the programme are self-referred – senior leadership teams apply to become a part of the programme and benefit from the free and bespoke advice and training provided.


The following school phases and provisions may be accepted onto the Behaviour Hubs programme:

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • All-through schools
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Alternative provision schools
  • Special schools
  • MATs

Partner schools must have an overall Ofsted rating of ‘Good’, ‘Requires Improvement’ or ‘Inadequate’. Partner MATs must have at least one school within the trust that meets this Ofsted rating criteria.

Watch our webinar

For a more detailed overview of the programme you can watch our 30-minute webinar: How to Become a Partner School. You can also keep reading about the programme journey and the support offer below.

We are currently accepting Partner school & MAT applications for the January and April 2023 cohorts

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The programme journey

The training and support package supports schools and MATs to develop and launch new behaviour approaches that are tailored to their individual school. Schools go through an audit phase where they diagnose what is working well and not so well with their current behaviour culture, before working to develop new approaches and launch them, normally at the start of their second term on the programme.

Schools and MATs are also supported to monitor the impact of their new behaviour approaches and update their action plan throughout their time on the programme. Throughout their time on the programme schools receive access to resources designed by the behaviour advisers, high-quality training, open days, networking events and one-to-one support from a Lead school.

“There was a wealth of knowledge and advice given to us and I am very excited to see this journey through”

(Partner School)

What support do schools and MATs receive?

The support offer that all Partner schools and MATs receive is delivered in five different ways:

Training- Led by expert behaviour advisers – this includes induction training, mandatory training modules which are essential to the success of building sustainable behaviour practices, additional modules to support areas such as attendance and punctuality and specialist modules for AP, special schools and MATs.

Lead school or MAT Support– Selected for their exemplary behaviour culture and track record working collaboratively with schools, our Lead schools and MATs provide one-to-one support to schools on the programme. Working in partnership all one-to-one support is tailored to the Partner school or MAT’s individual setting. Schools on the Core stream will receive support with action planning, whilst those on the Extended and Multi-school stream can also receive support with the behaviour audit, action planning, school training and implementation of new approaches.

Open days- Run by our Lead schools, open days provide valuable opportunities for Partner schools and MATs to observe good behaviour practices and approaches in action – as well as to reflect on any common themes and challenges.

Networking- Hub networking events take place once per term, where Lead and Partner schools and MATs come together to share experiences and good practice. There will also be online forums through which to share learning, hosted on the Behaviour Hubs portal.

A wealth of resources are available to Partner schools through the Behaviour Hubs portal. These include programme handbooks, behaviour audit tools, good practice examples and other training materials to equip and empower schools with the tools for change.

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“One of the best development opportunities I have undertaken from a leadership perspective – we will be supporting other team members to visit”

The Behaviour Hubs Team

Funded by the Department for Education, the Behaviour Hubs programme was designed by a team of expert advisers. These Behaviour Hubs advisers have experience across primary, secondary, special school, alternative provision settings and MATs and have brought this knowledge to build training materials and resources to support schools and MATs develop behaviour approaches tailored to their individual school.

Meet the behaviour advisers

The team of advisers deliver induction training and online modules. The appointed delivery centre for the Behaviour Hubs Programme is Education Development Trust, a registered charity that works with national and local governments, schools and partners to deliver sustainable solutions to improve education and transform lives. They run the operational aspects of the programme including school recruitment, event delivery, grant management and ongoing support to schools on the programme.

Click here to find out more about Education Development Trust

Applying for the Behaviour Hubs programme is quick and easy

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