Overview

25 Jan, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm26 Jan, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm
Online

This School Behaviour Forum will provide an opportunity to get an update on the roll out of the Department for Education’s Behaviour Hubs initiative, with a view to improve behaviour and educational outcomes through the sharing of good practice across schools.

This School Behaviour Forum will provide an opportunity to get an update on the roll out of the Department for Education’s Behaviour Hubs initiative, with a view to improve behaviour and educational outcomes through the sharing of good practice across schools. Building on the Timpson Review, expert research by the EEF, and the recent call for evidence on behaviour management strategies by the Department for Education, school and trust leaders and teachers participating in this Forum will explore research-based interventions for improving school behaviour, and learn how to embed these into an upgraded school behaviour policy.

You will gain support in how to tackle a culture of sexism and sexual harassment, in light of increased emphasis on addressing this by the Department for Education and Ofsted, as well as other difficult subjects such as incidents of racism and cyberbullying. There will also be discussion around the impact of the pandemic on the need to re-address certain behaviours and related approaches to management, including by placing a greater focus on understanding the social and emotional needs of children and young people.

Join together with peers and experts at this unique Forum, designed to help you evaluate, understand and improve all aspects of behaviour in your education setting.

Key Features on an Online IG Event

  • Match making networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • Topic based discussion groups
  • Next generation conference engagement platform

Key Speakers

John D’Abbro OBE photo
John D’Abbro OBE
Founder, Dabbs Education Ltd and Former Head, New Rush Hall Group
Behaviour Advisor, Department for Education
Marie Gentles OBE photo
Marie Gentles OBE
Co-director of Magic Behaviour Management and Former Principal of Hawkswood AP Primary
Behaviour Advisor, Department for Education
Kat Banyard photo
Kat Banyard
Author and Founder
UK Feminista
Phil Naylor photo
Phil Naylor
Deputy Head
South Shore Academy
David Wright photo
David Wright
Director
UK Safer Internet Centre
Dr Rob Long photo
Dr Rob Long
Vice-Chair
Social, Emotional, Behavioural Association (Sebda)

Other Speakers

Emma Bradshaw photo
Emma Bradshaw
Executive Principal
The Limes College
David Ward photo
David Ward
Deputy Headteacher
The Limes College
Sara Alston photo
Sara Alston
SEND and Safeguarding Trainer and Consultant
SEA Inclusion and Safeguarding
David Stephenson photo
David Stephenson
Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer
Mind
Peter Radford photo
Peter Radford
Founder
Beyond This
Anna Upton photo
Anna Upton
Deputy Trust Leader
Embark Federation

Agenda

  • Day One
  • Day Two
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Conference Platform

Use this time to explore the agenda for the day and make new connections with peers.

A short explainer video will help you explore how to make the most of our new next generation Conference platform.

You’ll be able to create networking meet ups, access content on demand and use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Dr Cathy Street
Dr Cathy Street
Co-Author, School Exclusion: A Literature Review on the Continued Disproportionate Exclusion of Certain Children
Commissioned by Department of Education (DfE)
Invited
9:40 am
Practical Guidance Session: Understanding The Fundamentals of an Effective School Behaviour Policy

Drawing together key themes of the day so far, this session will help you approach a revision of your school behaviour policy to ensure it addresses current needs of staff and pupils, guiding you through core elements including:

  • Setting the aims and purpose of your policy
  • How to embed consistency across your school or trust
  • Defining the role of different staff in setting examples and implementing the policy
  • Considering when to reward positive behaviour
  • Involving parents and pupils in the development and implementation of your policy

This session will include time for questions.

Marie Gentles OBE
Marie Gentles OBE
Co-director of Magic Behaviour Management and Former Principal of Hawkswood AP Primary
Behaviour Advisor, Department for Education
Confirmed
10:15 am
What Does the Research Tell Us About Effective Behaviour Policy? Practical Recommendations for Your School

This session will guide you through the six key recommendations developed by the EEF for improving behaviour in schools, offering guidance on how to adopt these in practice for teachers and senior leaders alike.

You will also learn about the evidence base behind these key areas, and why they work.

Explore how to:

  • Know and understand your pupils and their influences
  • Teach learning behaviours alongside managing misbehaviour
  • Use classroom management strategies to support good classroom behaviour
  • Use simple approaches as part of your regular routine
  • Tailor targeted approaches to meet the needs of individuals in your school
  • Develop consistency and coherence across the whole school

This session will include time for questions.

Igraine Rhodes
Igraine Rhodes
Lead for Behaviour Programme
Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)
Invited
10:50 am
Panel Discussion: Understanding How Mental Health Affects Behaviour and the Need for School Behaviour Policy Reform

Following a brief introduction, panellists will explore the key discussion points below. Delegates will be invited to submit questions and comments throughout for the panel to respond to.

  • Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of children and young people, and how this has manifested in behaviour changes in and out of school
  • Examining the link between trauma and challenging behaviour, and how restrictive interventions by schools can fuel a negative cycle
  • The need for staff to exercise professional curiosity to explore what pupils may be trying to communicate through misbehaviour
  • Raising awareness of social and emotional needs and wellbeing as influences of positive behaviour and misbehaviour
Dr Rob Long
Dr Rob Long
Vice-Chair
Social, Emotional, Behavioural Association (Sebda)
Confirmed
David Stephenson
David Stephenson
Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer
Mind
Confirmed
Arti Sharma
Arti Sharma
CEO
Nurture UK
Invited
11:25 am
Break, Exhibition and Virtual Networking

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content from speakers and sponsors.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:45 am
Panel Discussion: What Can We as Teachers Do to Better Understand Pupil Behaviour?

Following a brief introduction, panellists will explore the key discussion points below. Delegates will be invited to submit questions and comments throughout for the panel to respond to.

  • Exploring simple but effective methods for early career teachers to feel confident in dealing with misbehavior, including by building relationships with pupils, effectively utilising technology, and discussing the role of seating plans
  • Tackling the rising trend of children with complex needs where mental ill health, unstable or unsafe family environments and learning needs combine by upskilling the school workforce on such diverse themes
  • Considering effective networks of peer-to-peer support around managing misbehaviour, how staff can sensitively share information about pupils to understand their needs, and also connect with local schools to share behaviour-related CPD sessions
  • Ensuring SENCOs work with teaching and support staff to raise awareness of challenging behaviours in relation to SEND, and offer methods for managing these in the classroom
Sara Alston
Sara Alston
SEND and Safeguarding Trainer and Consultant
SEA Inclusion and Safeguarding
Confirmed
Anna Upton
Anna Upton
Deputy Trust Leader
Embark Federation
Confirmed
Kiran Gill
Kiran Gill
Founder, The Difference
Author, Making the Difference Report, IPPR
Invited
12:25 pm
Government Policy Update: The Future of School Behaviour Hubs
  • Outlining the key features of the 3-year £10 million Behaviour Hubs programme, and how the initiative was formed
  • Understanding practical ways schools will be able to learn from each other’s successful approaches through the scheme, including by training, open days and online resources
  • Advising headteachers on how the Behaviour Hubs can help strengthen school polices and lead to a reduction in exclusions
  • Exploring the commonalities between lead schools across the Hubs, including approaches to behaviour management that have led to ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted inspections

This session will include time for questions.

John D’Abbro OBE
John D’Abbro OBE
Founder, Dabbs Education Ltd and Former Head, New Rush Hall Group
Behaviour Advisor, Department for Education
Confirmed
1:00 pm
Chair’s Summary and Close

 

*Programme subject to change

Dr Cathy Street
Dr Cathy Street
Co-Author, School Exclusion: A Literature Review on the Continued Disproportionate Exclusion of Certain Children
Commissioned by Department of Education (DfE)
Invited
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Conference Platform

Use this time to explore the agenda for the day and make new connections with peers.

A short explainer video will help you explore how to make the most of our new next generation Conference platform.

You’ll be able to create networking meet ups, access content on demand and use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Dr Cathy Street
Dr Cathy Street
Co-Author, School Exclusion: A Literature Review on the Continued Disproportionate Exclusion of Certain Children
Commissioned by Department of Education (DfE)
Invited
9:40 am
Panel Discussion: Analysing and Responding to New and Evolving Threats Related to Misbehaviour

Following a brief introduction, panellists will explore the key discussion points below. Delegates will be invited to submit questions and comments throughout for the panel to respond to.

  • Understanding and responding to cyberbullying: How the development of new apps and social media practices have changed the landscape of online abuse, and schools’ roles in tackling this
  • Exploring the response to the Everyone’s Invited initiative, and the next steps for school staff in tackling sexual harassment and abuse in line with Ofsted and Department for Education priorities
  • Discussing contemporary derogatory language used among children and young people, and how this can be tackled by schools working with parents as well as pupils
  • Highlighting the presence of racism and racist incidents in schools, and considering how to raise awareness of these among staff, as well as improving education to tackle racism and related behaviours
Soma Sara
Soma Sara
Founder
Everyone’s Invited
Invited
David Wright
David Wright
Director
UK Safer Internet Centre
Confirmed
Peter Radford
Peter Radford
Founder
Beyond This
Confirmed
10:25 am
Practical Guidance Session: Tackling Sexism and Sexual Harassment in Schools

This session will provide you with practical tools and guidance on how to tackle sexist behaviour and related issues of harassment in your education setting. In light of the Ofsted Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools and Colleges following revelations via Everyone’s Invited, it is vital that schools take action now.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Know how to meet Ofsted and legal requirements to tackle sexism and sexual harassment
  • Tools to audit your school’s current approach, and identify priorities for improvement
  • Resources and guidance on how to implement a whole-school approach to tackling sexism and sexual harassment
  • Feel confident about how to challenge sexism – including sexist language, sexual harassment and gender stereotyping

This session will include time for questions.

Kat Banyard
Kat Banyard
Author and Founder
UK Feminista
Confirmed
11:05 am
Break, Exhibition and Virtual Networking

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content from speakers and sponsors.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:25 am
Practical Guidance Session: Behaviour-Ideology, Evidence and Pragmatism

In this session Phil will take evidence from discussions on his podcast, Naylor’s Natter, with the Government’s behaviour Tsar Tom Bennett whose 2017 DfE study has been pivotal in current thinking on behaviour.

He will also take evidence from Paul Dix whose book ‘When the adults change’ is often seen as counterbalance to Bennett’s work. You will consider what it is like to lead on behaviour with Sam Strickland and his education exposed books, and take in contributions from classroom teachers, researchers, and middle leaders with the view of finding some common ground based in experience and evidence.

The session will also look in detail at consistency and establishing norms and routines through conversations with Doug Lemov on ‘Teach like a Champion’.

You will also look at alternative provisions, inclusive practice, and the difference for students at risk of permanent exclusion.

This session will include time for questions.

Phil Naylor
Phil Naylor
Deputy Head
South Shore Academy
Confirmed
11:55 am
Practical Guidance Session: Tackling Racism and Inequality in Schools

This session will help guide school leaders and teachers around how to harness increased attention on racism to tackle misbehaviour related to this, including by improving education for staff, pupils and parents.

Key takeaways will include:

  • How to audit the culture of equality in your school, and identify areas for improvement
  • Understanding the trauma experienced by pupils and staff who are Black, Asian or minority ethnic, and how this may impact behaviours, and responses to others’ behaviour, at school
  • Guidance on how to improve representation across your school or trust, including by ensuring diversity and inclusion among staff, and in how different cultures and communities are supported and celebrated
  • Explore how to ensure your behaviour policy is firm against racism and related incidents, and ensuring reporting mechanisms are in place to implement this

This session will include time for questions.

Alex Ardalan-Raikes MBE
Alex Ardalan-Raikes MBE
Strategic Director
Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI)
Invited
12:25 pm
Behaviour Hubs in Practice: Updates from Lead Schools and MATs

This session will provide the opportunity to hear from leaders of Behaviour Hubs across the country, get an update on how the programme is working thus far, and allow you the chance to ask your questions about getting involved.

Key discussion topics will include:

  • How lead schools and MATs are helping partner schools identify areas for improvement
  • What it means to develop and implement a sustainable behaviour culture
  • Expectations of behaviour and behaviour management in different contexts, according to pupil age or needs
  • Structuring engagement between lead and partner schools for meaningful change among staff and pupils
Emma Bradshaw
Emma Bradshaw
Executive Principal
The Limes College
Confirmed
David Ward
David Ward
Deputy Headteacher
The Limes College
Confirmed
Tim Sullivan
Tim Sullivan
Executive Head Teacher
Ashmole Academy
Invited
Michael Eggleton
Michael Eggleton
Headteacher
Charles Dickens Primary School
Invited
Louise Parrish
Louise Parrish
Executive Headteacher
Tor View School
Invited
1:00 pm
Chair’s Summary and Close

 

*Programme subject to change

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