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The Core Induction Programme for the Early Careers Framework covers the five core areas of the ECF. We have taken these five core areas and created the links to each of the alternative four Providers so that you can compare the materials from each. Schools can use any of the four programmes or mix and match from the materials available. This section focuses on Behaviour management.

Ambition Institute

This is composed of 12 modules and has been designed to last a term. They suggest that it is best completed during the first term as an NQT – typically the autumn term.

Creating a predictable and secure classroom environment, managing pupil behaviour and holding high expectations all contribute to more successful learning. The strand looks at how to create an effective learning environment. It considers how to promote the behaviours that make learning effective.

  • How to establish an effective learning environment.
  • How to effectively manage behaviour.
  • The importance of holding and promoting high expectations for all pupils.

Behaviour Strand fundamentals

Laying the Foundations Of an Effective Learning Environment

  1. Routines
  2. Instructions
  3. Directing attention
  4. Low-level disruption

Maintaining an Effective Learning Environment Over Time

  1. Consistency
  2. Positive learning environment

Advanced Level Practice and More Complex Ideas

  1. Structured support of learning
  2. Challenge
  3. Independent practice
  4. Independent practice
  5. Pairs and groups

Continuous Improvement

  1. Upholding high expectations

Education Development Trust

  • Demonstrate consistently high behavioural expectations
  • Develop a positive, predictable and safe environment for pupils
  • Establish effective routines and expectations
  • Build trusting relationships


  1. Introduction
  2. The importance of expectations, routines and relationships

Establishing Routines

Maintaining Behavioural Expectations

Continuous Development


  1. Lesson Observations
  2. Reflecting on learning

Teach First

While all teachers would agree about the importance of a calm and purposeful teaching environment, there are often challenges and barriers to achieving this consistently with pupils. This module will explore what effective learning environments look like and strategies that you can use to achieve them.

Effective Routines

  1. Establishing effective routines (51 minutes)
  2. Creating a positive and respectful classroom environment (30 minutes)

Low-level Behaviour and Persistent Challenging Behaviour

  1. Addressing low-level behaviour (40 minutes)
  2. Addressing persistent and challenging behaviour (50 minutes)

Holding and Maintaining High Expectations



Establishing Classroom Routines

Establishing Routines
Creating Routines
Greeting Pupils At The Door
Low-level Disruption
Consistency and Sanctions
Structured Support of Learning
Independent Practice
Greeting Pupils At The Door
Directing Attention
Positive Learning Environment

Pairs and Groups
Upholding High Expectations
Precise Praise
Non-Verbal Intervention – Primary
Positive Group Correction
Private Individual Correction – Primary
Lightning Quick Public Correction Early Years
The Importance of Clarity and Consistency
Issuing A Consequence – Secondary
Talk Partners – Early Years
Talk Partners – Secondary
Holding High Expectations For Contributions – Secondary
Using Contributions or Timers – Secondary
Making the beginning and end of activities clear – Primary
Empathy-based Classrooms
Non-verbal intervention – Secondary
Anonymous Individual Correction
Private Individual Correction – Secondary
Lightning Quick Public Correction – Secondary
Issuing A Consequence – Primary
How Do You Repair & Build Relationships
Talk Partners – Primary
Holding High Expectations For Contributions – Primary
Using Countdowns Or Timers – Primary
Making the beginning and end of activities clear – Early Years
Making the beginning and end of activities clear – Secondary

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