Leading behaviour and culture
- Teachers and leaders
- Course duration
- 12 months
- Average weekly study time
1 to 2 hours
- Study type
Mix of self-study and group sessions
- Assessment type
Reflection based on case study (1,500 words)
- Next start
This 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
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
What you’ll learn
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
How you and your school could benefit
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 to support pupils. This will enable you to get the best out of pupils and colleagues in your school.
Learn with people from different education settings
Take advantage of training alongside a diverse group of fellow educators with lots of different perspectives. You’ll learn from each other’s experiences and be able to bounce ideas off each other during group sessions and collaborative practical tasks.
Improve pupil outcomes
You’ll be able to shape a positive and encouraging atmosphere where pupils are more likely to thrive.
The DfE-approved providers offering this NPQ have designed their course content around an evidence-based framework.
The course covers 6 topics, with a mix of self-study and group coaching sessions, as well as face-to-face sessions with other participants.
On average you will need to spend between 1 and 2 hours per week working towards completing this NPQ. Where possible, you should do this during dedicated career development time in school hours.
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.
How this NPQ is assessed
To get your NPQ accreditation you’ll need to:
- complete the course
- pass a written assessment (1,500 words) at the end
Your course provider will be able to give you more details about how the assessment works.
Full DfE funding, with no cost to the participant, is available to staff from:
- state-funded schools in England
- state-funded organisations that offer 16 to 19 places in England
You can do more than one NPQ, but will only be eligible for funding for each NPQ once. If you withdraw or fail your course you cannot get funded again for the same NPQ.
Speak to your line manager to get support for you doing this NPQ.
Once you have your school’s approval, they’ll be able to help you choose a training provider.
Register with us so we can confirm you’re eligible to take this course for free.
We’ll give your details to your chosen provider once you have registered. They’ll then send you an application form.