The Pivotal Curriculum for Behaviour and Safety

Give your school or college a behaviour upgrade

The Pivotal CurriculumBehaviour management training should not be just a one-off event. To achieve sustainable impact and real behaviour change you need to have internal capacity for behaviour support and training. The Pivotal Curriculum for Behaviour and Safety is a ‘Train the Trainers’ programme that will enable you to deliver outstanding behaviour training at the time that you most need it.

The flexibility of the programme means that you can deliver training over whole INSET days or in one-hour twilight sessions. You can train all staff together or work with smaller teams.

**Fast Track courses now available**

Next Year 1&2 Instructor training dates:
11th – 12th July 2017
De Vere Theobalds Estate, Cheshunt

21st – 22nd November
Venue TBC, Herts/Bucks

Next Fast Track Instructor training dates:
3rd – 7th July 2017
Latimer Place near Chesham, Buckinghamshire

How does the Pivotal Curriculum work?

  • You nominate one or more members of staff to be your Pivotal Instructor
  • We train the Trainers over a two-day immersive residential course
  • Instructors deliver Pivotal behaviour management training to colleagues whenever they wish.
  • Instructors access ongoing Pivotal training and support
  • Members of staff can also complete Pivotal Curriculum training online
  • Instructors return for Year 2 and Year 3 immersive courses to develop their expertise and the range of training and support they can provide for colleagues.

What will the Pivotal Curriculum achieve?

  • Every adult dramatically up skilled in behaviour and safety
  • A seismic shift in culture and consistency
  • Your staff trained as Licensed Pivotal Instructors
  • Blended training that is impact assessed

The Pivotal Curriculum gives you a step-by-step process to follow. We tell you where to start and then how to develop practice and improve skills over time.  Pivotal programmes do not impose a rigid structure on you. Instead the Pivotal Curriculum enables you to create your own structure for behaviour, your own culture, your own values.

'I think this school's upgraded this year, Miss......everyone's a bit tighter on things, aren't they? They all say the same stuff ........ it's good'​

Jessie, Year 10
Christ's School, Richmond

What training can Licensed Instructors deliver?

Train the trainers manuals


Watch Pivotal Instructor Training

Listen to one Instructor talk about the impact of the Pivotal Curriculum in her school.

The Pivotal Curriculum has been designed to be perfectly replicable.

You can complete the programme over three years, by attending a 2 day course every year or you can attend our five day ‘Fast Track’ course.

In Year 1, Licensed Pivotal Instructors can train staff in their school or college in the first five units of the Curriculum. There is no limit to the number of sessions that staff run.

Unit 1: Culture – “Consistency in practice: Adult mindset and adult behaviour”
Unit 2: Structure – “Exceptional classroom behaviour practice: Technical skills and knowledge”
Unit 3: Change – “Sanctions, rewards and restorative practice: Practical skills and techniques”
Unit 4: Anger – “Managing and modifying angry learners: Intervention tactics”
Unit 5: Safety – “Safeguarding learners: Level 2 equivalent”

In Year 2, Licensed Instructors are given more advanced training. They are trained how to coach and mentor colleagues on a one-to-one basis to enable behaviour improvement across all classrooms. They are also given access to additional units.

Unit 6: Mental Health – “Developing awareness of mental health: Practical guidance for adults in education”
Deep Dives – Advanced training resources for individuals

Year 3 Instructors further develop their individual expertise. The focus during this year is on Special Educational Needs.  Instructors are given specialised training for developing whole school strategies for managing individual high needs learners. They are also given access to an additional unit.

Unit 7: Special Educational Needs – “Managing SEN Learners: Inclusion and integration strategies.”

NB: All units of the Pivotal Curriculum for Behaviour and Safety are also available as online training courses. So Pivotal Curriculum schools can have a blended approach to the training – some delivered online, some delivered in live training sessions by the in-house Instructor.

The quality of delivery of the Instructor training was outstanding. The trainers were engaging and there was a very good mix of activities. The programme is very clear and easily accessible.  The online material for the Curriculum and the podcast are a particularly useful resource.

Paul Davies

Brilliant Year 2 materials on Mental Health!

Jane Perkins (Year 2 Instructor)

The whole event was outstanding from start to finish. It was wonderful to meet so many like-minded people with such passion and enthusiasm - this was from both the trainers, the Y2 instructors and the new instructors. I've learnt so much and I can't wait to roll this out to our whole staff - it's going to have such an impact.

Louise Astbury
Teaching and Learning

This is a fantastic course led by inspirational trainers who engaged all participants in the Pivotal Curriculum.  I'm excited to get started!  I've already met with SLT to discuss next steps.

Peri Murphy

I'd recommend the Instructor training to all!

Jeremy Heath

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