Preventing School Exclusions – Effective behaviour management approaches and strategies


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Course introduction

The ‘Preventing School Exclusions’ training course is designed to provide systems, strategies, procedures and checklists to help reduce fixed term exclusions. Participants will look at ways to achieve excellence in behaviour management and pupil/student 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 student support plan and school exclusions project action plan.

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 students were permanently excluded for persistent disruptive behaviour, which includes defiance and persistent violation of school rules. This is the most common reason given for both fixed and permanent exclusions.

What we will cover throughout the day

  • Using a whole school approach to reduce behaviour and improve wellbeing, motivation and attendance;

  • Look at effective ways to manage challenging behaviour;

  • Explore strategies and methods of dealing with challenging behaviour and persistent disruptive behaviour;

  • Unpick non-punitive approaches to deal with challenging behaviour;

  • Create a school exclusions project action plan;

  • Ways of working with pupil's/student’s with additional needs;

  • Unpick systems to provide positive transition from primary to secondary;

  • Look at ways of working with families to improve behaviour and reduce exclusion;

  • Introduce frameworks to engage disengaged pupils/students and boost attendance;

  • Discuss up-to-date research on reducing fixed term exclusions – what works and why;

  • Understand the importance of checklists to identify concerns and needs;

  • Discuss the link between exclusions and pupil/student mental health.

Target audience

Are you looking for ways to help reduce school exclusions and are looking to develop more confidence and skills within this area? Then this online course is for you!

This course suits a very wide range of school/college-based staff including headteachers, deputy headteachers, behaviour leads, SENCO/ALNCO, special education teachers, pastoral teachers or support, safeguarding leads and multidisciplinary teams.

Trainers for this course

Nicola S. Morgan


As an international education consultant, author and teacher, Nicola has a reputation for successfully managing the most challenging behaviour and motivating staff, senior leaders and par...ents to help implement change.

Since starting NSMTC and sharing her expertise with a wider audience, Nicola regularly receives positive feedback. Attendees praise her delivery style and how motivated and inspired they feel following her sessions. They leave each training or course with the confidence to push their own boundaries for personal achievement.

On top of writing countless educational books and articles, Nicola is an International Values-Based Education approved trainer, NLP Master Practitioner and an English Channel Swimmer.

See what others have to say about us

Don’t just take our word for it, visit our social media pages for live feedback.

“Great course. Very insightful and has given me a lot of ideas to take back to the SLT and school. Currently in a position where exclusions are just part of life and not enough to tackle issues. Thanks for all the resources and support.”

“Currently on a fantastic course looking at preventing school exclusions with NSM Training & Consultancy Ltd. I’ve come away with new skills and ideas to present to my behaviour team.”

“Great Exclusions Training, very useful materials and quality of information provided.”


About the venue

Stay at home, get comfortable and enjoy our live interactive course via Zoom! You’ll receive the link a few days before the course date so you can get prepared (and excited) ahead of time.

Handy course logistics

  • The course will run via Zoom from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, however, the trainer will be available 15 minutes before and after the course times to answer any questions.
  • You’ll receive mid-morning, lunch and afternoon breaks to re-energise.
  • This course is designed to be interactive and inclusive. We welcome questions and discussions throughout and we want you to be comfortable and stress-free no matter where you join us from!
  • Your course pack includes handouts, an M&S voucher for food, a snack, a pen and a notepad – we’ll send this to you before the day. Please note this is only for UK-based participants, international attendees will receive the pack via email.
  • Additional links and information will be emailed to you before and during the course.
  • This course is also available as an in-house / INSET training session at your school. Contact us for details.
  • Please Note- the cost is per person.

Preventing School Exclusions – Effective behaviour management approaches and strategies

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Wednesday 6 November 2024


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