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The COBS Outreach 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 120 schools across the city.

Our team

All members of the Outreach 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.

Our offer

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 Primary and Secondary Outreach brochures. 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. Examples of recent, bespoke projects are outlined in our brochures.

COBS Training

The COBS Outreach 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 Outreach support receive a complimentary place at 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 brochures and here are our Team Teach Dates

Social Skills and Improving Behaviour Courses

The COBS Outreach 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 Primary and Secondary brochures.

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