Preventing School Exclusions – Effective strategies to manage behaviour

£230.00£265.00 + VAT



Registration: 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Course: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The number of children permanently excluded from state primary, secondary and special schools is on the rise again, increasing by 19% over one academic year. In 2016/17, 2,755 pupils were permanently excluded for persistent disruptive behaviour, which includes disobedience and persistent violation of school rules. This is the most common reason given for both permanent and temporary exclusions.

This one-day course will provide systems, strategies, procedures and checklists to reduce school exclusions. Delegates will look at ways to achieve excellence in behaviour management and wellbeing through a tried and tested whole school model, and will be given checklists to identify areas of concern along with ways to address needs and create effective pupil support plans.


  • • New school exclusions guidance and preventing school exclusions;
  • • Using a whole school approach to reduce behaviour and improve wellbeing, motivation and attendance;
  • • Understand the importance of checklists to identify concerns and needs;
  • • Discuss up-to-date research on school exclusions – what works and why;
  • • Exclusions and the link with mental health, ACEs and attachment;
  • • Effective strategies to tackling low level unwanted behaviour;
  • • Unpick non-punitive approaches to deal with challenging behaviour;
  • • Introduce frameworks to engage disengaged pupils and boost attendance;
  • • Ways of working with pupils with additional needs;
  • • Unpick systems to provide positive transition from primary to secondary;
  • • Effective ways of working with families to improve behaviour and boost resilience.


Course Leader

Nicola S Morgan



Target Audience

All staff in schools – primary & secondary



“Probably the most useful and liberating courses I have been on in a long time. Excellent delivery.”
“Very relevant, got lots of great ideas to take back and implement. Very reassuring, understanding of current issues in the classroom. Comprehensive but not overpowering. Nic was great and very knowledgeable.”
“Excellent – very useful, practical strategies that can be implemented.”


Early bird offer is available 2 months before course date.
Includes lunch, refreshments, full set of course notes and CPD Certificate.

Additional information

Date and Location

10th June 2020 – Cardiff, 19th May 2020 – Birmingham, 1st June 2020 – Leeds, 21st October 2020 – London