Behaviour Hub

Behaviour Hub

The Department for Education (DfE) is funding a 3-year programme to improve pupil behaviour. The Behaviour Hubs programme supports school leaders by providing expert help to improve their school’s behaviour cultures. Maiden Erlegh Trust and Maiden Erlegh School are a lead Trust and lead school for the Behaviour Hub programme. 

The programme is flexible with a tailored offer of support depending on partner schools’ circumstances, but all partner schools can expect to get support with:

  • Diagnosing specific areas of improvement

  • Designing and developing new approaches to addressing poor behaviour

  • Developing clear, sustainable behaviour cultures for all pupils

The programme is based on creating a culture: how school leaders can optimise behaviour. Good behaviour, routines and structures in schools support all pupils’ engagement in education, and their mental health and wellbeing. Schools will work together to apply these principles to the individual context of the school.

Benefits to your school:

  • Create a calm and orderly school environment where pupils are able to learn without interference from others, and teachers can teach.

  • Free, bespoke support and advice for senior leaders from a Lead School or Lead MAT with exemplary behaviour culture who will help you to develop a plan to improve pupil behaviour.

  • Ongoing one-to-one support and mentoring from a Lead School, open days to observe good approaches in action, and hub networking events to share experiences and good practice.

  • Training led by Lead Behaviour Adviser to the Department for Education, Tom Bennett, and a team of expert Behaviour Advisors, all with in-school experience, and a wealth of resources developed by the team.

To be eligible for the programme:

  • Schools must have a ‘Requires Improvement’ rating from Ofsted (if you have recently converted to an Academy, we will use the result of your last inspection).

  • You must be ready to make changes and have the leadership capacity to fully take part in the programme.

  • MATs joining the programme will be matched with another MAT and must have at least one ‘Requires Improvement’ school within the trust (inspection must have taken place during the time that the school was part of the MAT).

To join the programme, please email