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HMPYOI Hindley; Behaviour Management Training Programme

Principal focus of the project

New staff were insufficiently trained in the skills needed to deal with challenging behaviour. Conflict between differing levels of behaviour tolerance at the institute led to further disruption for the learners. This training was also delivered to staff from mainstream educational institutions. This training aimed to explore their own personal skills, effective methods for supporting learners, different conflict resolution strategies, and barrers to learning that may lead to challenging behaviour. 

Areas of learning
What is this about and what were the main findings?

The author reports that as a result of the codified training, learner behaviour inside classrooms has improved substantially. Staff report they now feel supported and empowered to challenge disruptive behaviour with new strategies, and that needs have been listened to. 96% of learners at the YOI have gained at least one level in literacy and numeracy while at the institution. Data was gathered from interviews/surveys and before/after assessments. 

Number of participants who worked with the project
Name(s) of authors

Mairi-Anne Macleod - Hindley Young Offenders Institute


This report described the need for, design and impact of a training programme on the behaviour management skills for new staffthey lacked for dealing with the learners at the young offenders institute.