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Leading Behaviour Change in FE (Manchester)

September 15 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


A one-day course with Paul Dix: Exclusively for senior & departmental leaders

  • Learn about the Five Pillars of Pivotal Practice and how they help you to achieve a calm college. (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 college.

When the adults change, everything changes.

We have been delivering the Pivotal behaviour programme to teaching and support staff at Oldham Sixth Form College since September 2016. The focus on adult behaviour is the key to dealing with learners at this age; our students may look like adults but they are still developing emotionally. Pivotal has given us the language to model positive adult behaviour to young people and the tools to get greater consistency across the college so that we are ‘all in it together’. The teachers who get the best results are the ones with the best relationships and you cannot build those relationships without effective behaviour management

Louise Astbury, Oldham Sixth Form College – Read more about Oldham Sixth Form College here

Leading Behaviour Change

Paul Dix
Paul Dix

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 monkey

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

Co plan your college project with Paul Dix and the Pivotal Team: Afternoon, 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm

  • Personal guidance
  • Next steps planning
  • Exploring Pivotal packages


September 15
9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Manchester – TBC


59 available
Leading Behaviour Change in FE (Manchester)£120.00

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