A Warrington school with one of the best behaviour records in the region has landed a top role in a £10 million government initiative improve behaviour culture in education.
King’s Leadership Academy Warrington, part of the Great School’s Trust, is one of just ten multi-academy trust hubs, and one of only 23 lead secondary schools with an exemplary behaviour record chosen to join the Department for Education’s Behaviour Hubs programme which seeks to help schools raise standards over the next three years.
The initiative is designed to improve pupil behaviour and provide senior management teams with tailored advice, training and support which they need to bring about lasting change.
As the lead school for the north west region, Katie Sharp, head of King’s Warrington, together with other staff members will help other schools identify areas to apply new approaches and policies to help improve pupil behaviour.
On-going support and mentoring will also be provided by King’s Warrington and there will be visits to see first-hand effective behaviour practices used within the academy.
Katie Sharp said: “We are extremely proud to be selected as the lead school for this important initiative and look forward to sharing our experiences and knowledge with other schools in the region.
“Good behaviour has always been important at King’s Warrington as we believe it is a cornerstone of academic success and helps pupils to reach their full potential. Our culture here has always brought a positive response from students and means that since the academy was established in 2012, we have never had to exclude a pupil for behavioural reasons.”
Shane Ierston, Chief Executive Officer, added: “Without the right culture in a school rules are unenforceable, with the right culture rules aren't required. Our job, is to help the schools we work with teach their children the habits required for success. Gaining a lead status within the hub is recognition from the Department of Education that King’s Warrington has been able to demonstrate an “exceptional behaviour culture”.
“This has been achieved by the hard work of both staff and students and I am delighted we will be able help other schools across the north west create a culture for success.”