We continue to monitor the Covid-19/Coronavirus situation as it evolves across the world, updating our guidance based on that issued by the appropriate public health organisations and governments in the areas in which we operate in the UK and further afield


We are focused on two things: the health and welfare of all our staff and the people participating in Pivotal Education training. We have, as far as possible, taken all sensible precautions to minimise the potential impact of the Covid-19 virus on our clients, employees and training participants. 


However, following updated UK government guidance earlier this week social distancing measures & similar announcements in other countries we have taken the following decisions:-


  • Beginning Monday March 23rd 2020 and until at least the end of April 2020 all Pivotal Education programmes will be postponed. We are actively pursuing virtual training options for all our programmes and will update you on progress as and when we can.


Looking ahead we will continue to monitor public health & government policies & guidelines with regard to the safety of “gatherings” and will reschedule programmes as soon as it is prudent to do so. 

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Leading Behaviour Change – Belfast – 26th September 2019

26th September 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


A one-day course exclusively for senior leaders

  • Learn about the Five Pillars of Pivotal Practice and how they help you to achieve a calm school. (More about the Pivotal Approach to Behaviour Management).
  • Discover how to create and embed pure consistency of behaviour.
  • Understand why managing staff behaviour is your first priority.
  • Create a ‘Behaviour Blueprint’ to form the bridge between behaviour policy and practice in your school.

When the adults change, everything changes.

“Behaviour suited to learning is necessary for real success. Paul Dix and his team at Pivotal are leaders in thinking about these vital issues.  PiXL is delighted to support and encourage members to hear about and seriously consider ideas that could make a significant difference in their school. We recommend Pivotal to you.”

Sir John Rowling, Chair, PiXL Club

Leading Behaviour Change

Pivotal Behaviour INSET

The Pivotal Approach

  • Pivotal Pillars underpinning exception practice
  • Pure consistency in behaviour

How to design simple, concise, consistent policy

  • Chaos of rules
  • Essential elements of effective behaviour policy
  • Self discipline v command and control

Why managing staff behaviour is your first priority

  • The impact of adult behaviour on learner behaviour – emotional and financial costs
  • Managing tricky teachers: breaking patterns of entrenched adult behaviour
  • Creating problem solving adults not process monkeys

How to structure Sanctions and Rewards to modify behaviour

  • Reducing detention, isolation, exclusion and punitive punishment
  • Recognition beats reward
  • Layering restorative practice

How to design a policy to manage the 5% as well as the 95%

  • When sanctions stop working
  • Monitoring behaviour without creating behaviour celebrities
  • Teachers who pass the buck to others and how to stop it

How to create your Behaviour Blueprint

  • Collaborative agreements that work
  • Embedding and defining key consistencies and processes
  • Setting the culture for behaviour

Case studies of exceptional practice

  • Reducing detentions by 90% in three months
  • Increasing attendance without punishment
  • Isolation rooms that are no longer needed


If you choose to cancel your place(s) the full course fee will be refunded providing that cancellation is notified a minimum of 14 days before the course date. Cancellations notified between 7 and 14 days before the course will be eligible for a 50% refund.  In cases where cancellation is given within 7 days of the course date, no refund will be available. However, it is possible to substitute a delegate at any time.

If Pivotal Education Limited cancel a course for which you have paid, a full refund will be given. Pivotal Education Limited shall not be held liable for any direct or indirect costs incurred by those registered to attend.


26th September 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


National Football Stadium at Windsor Park
Donegall Avenue
Belfast,BT12 6LWIreland
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