Research from the Department for Education continues to record a strong relationship between negative behaviours in school and reduced educational attainment. At the same time, increases in disruptive behaviour have led to an increase in the population of pupils facing exclusions, as specialist Pupil Referral Units face a growing backlog that is degrading their ability to return challenging students back into mainstream education. Central to overcoming these challenges will be supporting vulnerable students and upskilling staff to manage challenging classrooms. Schools must therefore focus their efforts to reduce poor behaviour and incentivise positive conduct to improve student’s outcomes and reduce exclusions.

  • 91% of surveyed pupils felt they understood how their school expected them to behave, according to the Department for Education’s June 2022 Report
  • According to the same survey, 62% of school leaders and teachers reported that misbehaviour interrupted teaching in at least some lessons that week
  • 22% of pupils surveyed said they had been a victim of bullying the past 12 months, according to the same report

Join us at The Improving Behaviour in Schools Conference 2023 to hear the latest national updates and initiatives for managing and improving pupils’ behaviour in both primary and secondary schools. Hear from case studies covering a range of important topics including reducing suspensions and developing alternative consequences, managing pupil use of technology and the internet as well as upskilling staff to handle challenging pupils. There will also be the opportunity to network with senior colleagues and discuss challenges and solutions surrounding positive engagement with pupils to reward good or improved behaviour.

Why Attend:

✓High-Level keynotes from leading education experts providing strategic context                                                                                                                              ✓Engage with best practice case studies from a range of primary and secondary schools covering key topics such as staff training, pupil mental health and anti-bullying
✓Network with speakers and senior colleagues from across the education sector
✓CPD (gain eight hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota)


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including Local Authorities, Voluntary, and Education and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Professor Kathryn Riley, Emeritus Professor of Urban Education, UCL (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Managing Phone-Use and Pupil’s Online Activity to Prevent Disruptions

    • Strategies for monitoring and preventing unauthorised use of phones in the classroom
    • Adapting school facilities to prevent students from accessing to inappropriate or disruptive material: tips and advice
    • Teaching internet literacy and safety to students as part of a broader responsible use policy
    • Key measures to counter the influx of offensive or extremist online content to safeguard pupils

    Amy Forrester, Director of Behaviour, Cockermouth School (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Improving School Behaviour: A National Update on Initiatives to Support Students and Staff

    • Guidance on establishing a whole-school behaviour policy to consistently manage and engage with disruptive pupils
    • Understanding and addressing the long-term impacts on behaviour and attendance of COVID
    • Supporting pupils after a sanction: tips for engaging pupils and parents to set new behavioural targets
    • Establishing a culture of good behaviour where staff feel supported and clearly understand expectations

    Tom Bellwood, School Partnership Lead – Behaviour Hub, Department for Education (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • Keynote: Identifying Behavioural Challenges to Develop Targeted Strategies for Improvement

    • Strategies for identifying common influences on pupil behaviour to tailor expectations and policy
    • Integrating behavioural expectations into broader school values to create a culture of respect
    • Developing extra-curricular activities and clubs that reward positive behaviour and support disruptive pupils
    • Evaluating behavioural policies: metrics and guidance for monitoring behaviour interventions

    Igraine Rhodes, Head of Programmes, Education Endowment Fund (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Guidance on Effective Behavioural Implementation and Improving Classroom Culture 

    Danny Carr, Executive Principle, Dixons Allerton Academy (CONFIRMED)

  • (On-Demand) Case Study: Strategies for Reducing Suspensions and Developing Alternative Consequences to Severe Behaviour

    Rachel Tomlinson, Headteacher, Barrowford Primary School (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Lunch Break

  • Keynote: Improving the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Pupils to Encourage Good Behaviour

    • Communication strategies to help students understand and articulate their feelings and challenges
    • Connecting with parents and pupils to develop tailored, pupil-centred wellbeing and behaviour plans
    • Liaising with external mental health services to access and signpost specialist resources
    • Early interventions: training staff to identify pupils with mental health challenges and sensitively approach students who require support

    Charlotte Rainer, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition Lead, Centre for Mental Health (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Integrating the Findings of the EEF’s Behavioural Recommendations into School Practice

    • Overview of the Improving Behaviour in Schools report findings
    • Translating the 6 core findings into practical school policy and practice
    • Improving teacher-pupil relationships as a cornerstone of effective behavioural change
    • Meeting the needs of the most challenging students: adapting behaviour systems to specific cases

    John Rodgers, Director, Cornwall Research School, Assistant Principal, Mounts Bay Academy (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Changing Culture and Belonging to Improve Behavioural Outcomes

    Scott Fletcher, Head of Academy, Co-Op Academy Belle Vue (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

  • Breakout Networking – Incentivising Good Behaviour with Positive Reinforcement in the Classroom

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in rewarding and encouraging good behaviour through positive reinforcement and alternatives to sanctions. Allowing you to share your experiences and encourage best practice.

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be education providers and those supporting students struggling with behaviour.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers from across the sector
 Meet your target audience
 Listen and Learn from leading experts from across the further education sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the team on 0330 0584 285, or sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.

  • Public Sector: £449+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector: £379+VAT
  • Private Sector: £649+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

✓ 12-Months FREE access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ new uploads each month