Creating a culture: how school leaders can optimise behaviour
EdCentral community rating

Add to my reading list
Tom Bennett

Outlining the findings of an independent review into behaviour in schools, this report builds on the work of the Initial Teacher Training Behaviour Review Group. The Group was commissioned in 2015 to review and advise the Department for Education on ways to improve core provision for teacher training around behaviour. 

The findings of the report are based on observation from school visits. Numerous indicators suggest that behavior could be better in a great number of schools and contexts. Bennett identifies a number of strategies that schools with outstanding behaviour use, and explains how effective these strategies are likely to be when applied to different school and pupil contexts.

Many of the schools visited shared common features, values and leadership themes, which were expressed through a variety of strategies. Although these strategies were often interpreted in different ways, they shared elements of good practice that school leaders can interpret to suit their own school’s demographics, resources and staff.

In listing research, EdCentral makes no judgment or recommendation as to its quality, validity or methodology and none should be inferred. Through peer ratings left by education practitioners, EdCentral’s aim is to support the development of a repository of shared knowledge and experience.

*   Please note that your reading list can only be saved permanently if you are logged into your account.

Tom Bennett

Published by:
Department for Education (DfE)

Date of publication:
March 2017

Country of origin:

CPD opportunities:

This review of behaviour in schools and effective strategies for behaviour management may be useful for school leaders and staff with responsibilities in this area. 


Record ID:
R363 / 470
Rating Summary:

0 based on 0 votes

Start a discussion

Back to search results   |   New search   |   View my reading list   |   Print this page

EdCentral Logo