A WARRINGTON school has been asked by the government to work with other schools to improve their behaviour management.
Evelyn Street Primary School, part of Warrington Primary Academy Trust, is one of the 22 schools and two multi-academy trusts selected as leads in the Department for Education’s £10 million Behaviour Hubs programme.
Training through the Behaviour Hubs for the first group of participating schools will begin later this term.
Evelyn Street’s role will be to draw alongside two other schools that need support for a year and then offer them an intensive level of training and coaching that will help them develop a strong culture built on good behaviour. This will include support for schools in areas such as setting clear expectations for pupils and providing ongoing mentoring and support.
Louise Smith, chief executive officer of Warrington Primary Academy Trust, said:“We are delighted and proud that Evelyn Street Primary School has been selected as a lead school for this important project.
“A positive culture of behaviour is all part of life in Evelyn Street and across the schools in our trust and we’re looking forward to working with other schools to support them to develop their behaviour management approaches.”
Paula Worthington, director of education at Warrington Borough Council, added: “This is great news for Evelyn Street and for Warrington. We are keen that all of our schools are safe and calm places that are conducive to learning, provide support for pupils’ health and wellbeing and which are inclusive and welcoming to all. I look forward to seeing how the Hub develops.”
Schools taking part in the programme will also have access to training on common problems and effective approaches led by Tom Bennett, the Department for Education’s lead behaviour adviser and his team of behaviour advisers.
Mr Bennett said: “The Hubs project is designed to start reasonably modestly, build a model that works, and then expand into a size and shape that supports more schools that need it. This has the capacity to make a real and substantial difference to the lives of futures of many thousands of children and families and I cannot wait to see it develop.”