Our expertise in behaviour management

The Behaviour Hubs programme was founded on the principles outlined in the 2017 independent report, ‘Creating a culture: a review of behaviour management in schools. By developing good behaviour, routines and structures in schools, all pupils are supported in improving their engagement, mental health and wellbeing.

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“A student’s experience in school remains one of the most insightful indicators of later life success For many it is the best chance they will ever have to flourish. How they conduct themselves at school is crucial to that experience. Helping them develop good behaviour is therefore one of the most important tasks a school faces.” 

– Tom Bennett, ‘Creating a culture’ report

Our behaviour advisers

Our team of Behaviour Advisers have extensive experience within mainstream, special and alternative provision settings, as well as within MAT executive teams. This experience and expertise was fundamental to the design of the Behaviour Hubs programme, including the virtual training modules and resources available.

Our behaviour advisers are:

Tom Bennett

Author of Creating a Culture: how school leaders can optimise behaviour and founder of researchED

John D’Abbro

Founder of Dabbs Education Ltd and former Head of the New Rush Hall Group

Mark Emmerson

Chief Executive Officer of City of London Academy Trust in London and formerly Principal of Stoke Newington School, The City Academy, Hackney and City of London Academy Islington

Marie Gentles

Co-director of Magic Behaviour Management and former Principal of Hawkswood AP Primary in London

Jayne Lowe

Director of Bright Green Learning, education adviser, former PRU headteacher and currently supporting Ministry of Justice on ‘Transforming Youth Custody’

Stuart Lock

Chief Executive of Advantage Schools and experienced secondary school headteacher

Our Lead Schools and MATs

At the core of the Behaviour Hubs programme is the collaborative relationship between Partner School/MAT and Lead School/MAT. Lead Schools and MATs have an exemplary track record in behaviour culture and were chosen following a rigorous multi-stage application and interview process.

Our Lead Schools and MATs operate across the school sector and include primary and secondary mainstream schools and academies, as well as alternative provision settings and special schools. Below is a full list of the current Lead Schools and MATs on the Behaviour Hubs programme, by provision.

  • Primary hubs

    • Alston Primary School, Leigh Trust, Birmingham
    • The Beacon Church of England Primary School, Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust, Liverpool
    • Broadclyst Community Primary School, Cornerstone Academy Trust, Exeter
    • Charles Dickens Primary School, The Charter Schools Educational Trust, Southwark
    • Chepping View Primary Academy, Inspiring Futures Partnership Trust, Buckinghamshire
    • Dunstall Hill Primary School, Perry Hall Multi-Academy Trust, Wolverhampton
    • Evelyn Street Community Primary School, Warrington Primary Academy Trust, Warrington
    • Hardingstone Academy, East Midlands Academy Trust, Northampton
    • Ince CE Primary & Nursery School, Wigan
    • Lyons Hall Primary School, Learning Pathways Academy, Essex
    • Marine Academy Primary, The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust, Plymouth
    • Spring Grove Junior Infant and Nursery School, Huddersfield
    • Tennyson Road Primary School, Tennyson Learning Community, Luton
    • Throckley Primary School, Outer West Learning Trust, Newcastle Upon Tyne
    • Wansbeck Primary School, The Hull Collaborative Academy Trust, Hull
    • Witham St Hughs Academy, L.E.A.D Academy Trust, Lincolnshire Local Authority

  • Secondary hubs

    • Allerton High School, Leeds
    • Ashmole Academy, Ashmole Academy Trust Ltd, Barnet
    • Bedford Free School, Advantage Schools, Bedford
    • Carmel College, Bishop Hogarth Catholic Education Trust, Darlington
    • Cromer Academy, Inspiration Trust, Norfolk
    • The Duston School, The Duston Education Trust, Northampton (all-through school)
    • Glenmoor Academy, United Learning Trust, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
    • The Market Bosworth School, Nuneaton
    • Moor End Academy, South Pennine Academies, Huddersfield
    • Painsley Catholic College, The Painsley Catholic Academy, Staffordshire
    • Pudsey Grammar School, 21st Century Learning Partnership, Leeds
    • Saint Augustine’s Catholic High School, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Company, Worcestershire
    • Sedgefield Community College, The Laidlaw Schools Trust, Durham
    • St Gregory’s Catholic Science College, All Saints’ Trust, Brent
    • St James School, Ted Wragg Multi-Academy Trust, Exeter
    • St Patrick’s RC High School, Salford
    • Wingfield Academy, New Collaborative Learning Trust, Rotherham
    • Worthing High School, South Downs Education Trust, West Sussex

  • MAT hubs

    • Aquila, The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust and St Mary of Charity CofE (Aided) Primary School, Kent
    • Cabot Learning Federation and Begbrook Primary Academy, Bristol
    • Chiltern Learning Trust and Challney High School for Boys, Luton
    • City of London Academies Trust and City of London Academy Shoreditch Park, London
    • Dixons Academy Trust and Dixons Trinity Academy, Bradford
    • Flying High Trust and Mapplewells Primary and Nursery School, Nottinghamshire
    • Great Schools Trust and King’s Leadership Academy Warrington, Cheshire
    • Leo Academy Trust and Manor Park Primary Academy, Sutton
    • Maiden Erlegh Trust and Maiden Erlegh School, Wokingham
    • The Sea View Trust and Tor View School, Lancashire

  • Special school hubs

    • Tor View School, The Sea View Trust, Lancashire
    • Keyham Lodge School, Leicester City
    • Oak Bank School, Oak Bank School, Central Bedfordshire

  • Alternative provision hubs

    • The Limes College, Alternative Learning Trust, Sutton
    • Perryfields Primary PRU, Worcestershire

About Education Development Trust

Education Development Trust (EDT) is the appointed delivery centre for the Behaviour Hubs programme. EDT runs the operational aspects of the programme including school recruitment, event delivery, grant management and ongoing support to schools on the programme.

EDT is a registered charity that works with national and local governments, schools and partners, implementing sustainable solutions to improve education and transform lives. In the UK, EDT designs and delivers impactful learning and development programmes for educators, particularly those in the most disadvantaged communities.

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