Welcome to the COBS Behaviour Support Team

The Behaviour Support Team is the traded arm of the City of Birmingham School. We deliver tailored programmes of support to both mainstream and special primary and secondary schools to promote positive behaviour management strategies and champion inclusive practice. We currently work in over 100 schools across the city.

Our team

All members of the Behaviour Support Team are experienced behaviour support practitioners with a track record of re-engaging permanently excluded and at risk learners. We are able to offer advice and support at all levels, from school systems and policy review to direct intervention work with young people themselves. We support the assessment of pupils for Education, Health and Care Plans, carry out whole school behaviour reviews and offer training around all aspects of complex and challenging behaviour.

Support for Schools

We offer a range of support packages to best meet the needs of individual schools. Further details of our packages can be found in our  In School Support flyer. Most schools choose to buy their own package of support but groups of schools may join together and purchase collectively, sharing their hours as required. Some schools opt to commission bespoke pieces of work around areas of specific need. 


The Behaviour Support Team deliver a programme of practical, high quality, behaviour focussed training events throughout the year. These events are open to all schools at prices that won’t break the budget. Schools that subscribe to a package of In School Support benefit from a 20% reduced rate for each of our events. The team also deliver a range of half day and twilight training sessions to boost your school’s CPD offer. Further details and examples of popular CPD events can be found in our Training flyer

Team Teach

Our experienced Team Teach instructors are licensed to deliver Level 1 (6 hr) and Level 2 (12 hr) courses to all Birmingham schools. These courses offer bespoke de-escalation and positive handling training with an emphasis on promoting and protecting positive relationships. We explore the legal framework, the nature of conflict and a range of verbal and non-verbal de-escalation strategies alongside effective positive handling techniques and the subsequent recording, reporting and reviewing processes. For further information and prices please contact Ben Dunlop, bendunlop@cobschool.com

Social Skills and Improving Behaviour Courses

The Behaviour Support Team also act as gatekeepers for both the primary “Social Skills” and secondary “Improving Behaviour Course” that run throughout the year. These courses are designed as an earlier intervention strategy to support pupils in addressing their own behaviour and prevent the risk of subsequent exclusion from school. Course tutors maintain ongoing dialogue with school staff and share recommended strategies for success back in the mainstream classroom. Courses are open to all schools, costings and further details can be found in our Shared Provision flyer.

If you would like to find out more about the Behaviour Support Team offer then please contact Ben Dunlop, bendunlop@cobschool.com, for further details.

To request a package of support or access our Social Skills/Improving Behaviour Courses please complete a Behaviour Support request form

Behaviour Support request form


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