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Mastering classroom dynamics: enhance your skills with the UniTasterDays behaviour management training day

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 Please note, that this event has taken place, It was hosted in July 2023. You can watch a taster video below.

Tuesday, 11 July 2023

From 9:45am


Belmont Row


B4 7RW

We are pleased to share details of the first in our series of in-person training events with you. This training event had a behaviour management focus and was specifically designed for university practitioners working with schools and colleges. It was created following feedback from education liaison, widening participation and outreach professionals who actively deliver university workshops and host visits from schools and colleges throughout the UK.

Taster video

Why did we start with behaviour management?

Since the pandemic there has been an increase in challenging behaviour in schools. This is evident in both anecdotal feedback and research provided by the Department for Education amongst others (80% of head teachers in the UK reported an increase in challenging behaviour among students).

This training day was created to address these challenges for university practitioners, by providing tools and techniques from experts to support colleagues to effectively manage challenging behaviour in the classroom. It considered the university-school relationship, including tips for managing behaviour when there is another teacher in the room (and how to effectively manage expectations with them too).

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What did we do?

Participants learned about a range of behaviour management techniques, including setting clear expectations for both staff and students, engaging students throughout the session, delivering dynamic and interactive sessions, building strong connections with students and so much more.

In essence, the aim of the training day was to equip practitioners with the necessary tips and tools to enhance their confidence when they deliver university talks and workshops in schools - and host visits at their own institution. Not only did this benefit the practitioners, but it also enhanced the quality of the sessions being provided to students.

The benefits of attending:

Networking opportunities

In addition to an exciting agenda packed with informative sessions, networking opportunities were offered throughout the day, including designated times for arrival, morning and afternoon refreshments, as well as lunch and a STEAMhouse building tour.

Nothing off the shelf

Tailored to the specific needs of university practitioners working with schools and colleges, this event featured audience-focused sessions that were designed to address the unique challenges practitioners encounter in their role.

One-time opportunity

This event was not recorded, so it was a unique opportunity to attend and gain insights from the esteemed experts in a delightful location.on.


Hannah Simnett, Director and Founder, Cherished UK

Connection counts

Hannah Simnett is an award-winning leader, speaker and influencer. Hannah founded Cherished UK at the age of just 18 years old, in response to her own personal experiences and seeing the attachment needs of students not being met..

Hannah has trained more than 5000 professionals on the front lines of our community. This includes police officers, children’s charities, social and support workers and educators. She believes connection, kindness and empathy are the ingredients that every educator needs in order to get the best results with children and young people. Tips on how to create that will be presented during this event.

Hannah brings passion, creativity and experience to help you navigate tricky situations you may encounter with the young people you are working with. The workshops Hannah will deliver will be creative, hands-on, honest and real. Ensuring you feel empowered, encouraged and equipped to face any session you deliver in the future.

Sander de Groot, Director and Head of Training at MADE Training

Behaviour Management - Trainer Secrets

Sander de Groot is Director and Head of Training at MADE Training. As a skilled trainer, teacher and facilitator, he has worked with over 250,000 people through seminars, workshops, lectures and coaching.

Sander has a strong background and education in design, communication and pedagogy and is passionate about helping young people to unlock their potential through the sharing of thinking skills and reflection strategies.

This session will include support when setting expectations for classroom behaviour, tips when incorporating reprimands and sanctions, maintaining consistency and making sessions active and engaging.

Sophia Mousoulides, Partnerships Manager (Pre-16) at the University of East London and freelance education consultant

A university practitioner’s guide to behaviour management

Sophia is an advocate of social mobility and has over 18 years’ experience working in higher education and the charity sector, with expertise and a passion for enabling young people to reach their potential. She has a wealth of experience in partnership building, boosting employability, widening participation, project management and delivering workshops to young people predominantly across London and Essex.

Sophia will deliver an interactive session on behaviour management to create an authentic and positive learning environment. The session will cover how to keep interest and top techniques for behaviour management from the perspective of an experience university practitioner.

Jon Cheek, Director, UniTasterDays

Event Host

Jon is the Founder and Director of UniTasterDays Ltd. He has spent a career working in higher education, working for over ten years with three universities, followed by schools throughout the UK with UniTasterDays, which Jon established in 2012 to support effective school and college university engagement.

Jon has sat as an Executive Director of the Higher Education External Relations Association and is the editor of the annual Parents’ Guide to University, Students’ Guide to University and Teachers’ Guide to University brochures.

Jon is a huge advocate of university guidance and has been published by organisations including Which University, The CDI and National Careers Week.

He is a regular speaker at teachers conferences and works very closely with schools and colleges – including the delivery of independent university workshops.

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