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Tom Bennett

Tom Bennett Training

My aim is to deliver practical and evidence-informed training to schools, school leaders and classroom practitioners in order to maximise the impact of education. I believe in the Great Project of Education: to transform the lives of all children for the better, helping us to raise informed, wise students who are scholars, citizens and flourishing human beings, in a flourishing society.

All of my courses are designed with practice in mind. They have been built by serving and recently serving practitioners in the field with years of experience in running classrooms, schools, and implementing and delivering training

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Behaviour management programme

Tom Bennett Training offers several effective programmes to improve behaviour management both at a classroom and a whole-school level. The training will improve the knowledge and skills of both leadership and teaching staff in schools, enabling them to design, build and maintain an optimal culture of positive behaviour.

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Free resources & support

Pupils and staff flourish when we become the conscious architects of our learning cultures. Get access to our online materials that support you to do this.

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Expert practical training

We believe that training is only useful when it is embedded in practice, revisited, and consolidated over time. All of our courses designed by Tom Bennett, behaviour advisor to the Department of Education

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In this companion to his best-selling book Running the Room: The Teacher’s Guide to Behaviour,  Tom Bennett goes into more detail about how to apply those principles to the classroom:

  • How to deal with students who are late
  • What are the best ways to work with parents?
  • Managing cover lessons successfully
  • How to tame smartphones
  • The best way to design a seating plan
  • How to start the lesson for the first time
  • Dealing with low-level disruption
  • Getting the class quiet when you – and they – need it most

And much more. Using practical examples, plain language and evidence-informed techniques, Tom guides teachers new and old to a better understanding of how to run the room everyone needs.


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Running the room

Running the Room is the teacher’s guide to behaviour. Practical, evidence-informed, and based on the expertise of great teachers from around the world, it addresses the things teachers really need to know to build the classrooms children need.

Bursting with strategies, tips and solid advice, it brings together the best of what we know and saves teachers, new or old, from reinventing the wheels of the classroom. It’s the book teachers have been waiting for.

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Running the Room USA:

For any USA customers interested in buying the book in bulk, discounts apply, please follow the link below.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to bring the best training available to the places that need it the most. We believe that economic circumstances should not be a barrier to achieving this training, and aim to deliver it to every budget strata.

All of our courses are designed with practice in mind. They have been built by serving and recently serving practitioners in the field with years of experience in running classrooms, schools, and implementing and delivering training.

Where necessary, we unpick the evidence bases behind these strategies, look at the psychology affecting human interactions, and consider the reasons why people behave in different ways.

Our Training

We offer three main types of training:

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Tom Bennett trainers visit your school and train or offer consultancy services. By request, Tom may be able to visit, diaries permitting.

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Tom Bennett Training offers a range of training days throughout the year, nationwide, that you can book yourself or colleagues on.


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Our Clients

Our Clients

Tom Bennett has worked with schools, trusts, education departments, universities, charities, individuals across the UK and throughout the world. We are proud to have offered support, advice or training to, among others:

The Department for Education, The National Union of Teachers, ASCL, NAHT, Wellington College, the BBC, Teach First, 10 Downing Street, Harris Academies, Ark academies, the Inspiration Trust, Uncommon Schools, (New York), IES (Sweden), the TES, and many more.

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It made you reflect on the changes we have made since our initial training and question if they are effective and what else we should do. It helped unify behaviour views across the whole school.

April booster day participant Running a Room

It was useful to get together to discuss issues and challenges and possible solutions/best practice through the lens of an objective third party with relevant experiences.

April booster day participant Running a Room

Loads of ideas; absolute clarity on key messages; common sense; wealth of experience from other schools and Tom.

March Participant Head Teacher

Excellent research based evidence about planning, delivering and maintaining a school culture.

January participant Headteacher

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