Promoting & Supporting Positive Behaviours

A one-day course for teachers, support staff, teaching assistants

and SENCOs

We’ve all had days when you just wish the students in your class would listen, or focus, or even seem interested in what you have to offer them.

This course is designed to do just that – enable you to engage the interest of your students and keep them interested.

What teachers say about the Bamboozle Approach:

“The Bamboozle Approach makes it emotionally safe for even the most reluctant of learners to commit themselves. With Bamboozle, every student’s input is given value and this strategy builds individual confidence and gives the courage to contribute more.  The Bamboozle approach enables children to be reached, and their talents discovered, in ways which we have seldom seen.” David Lloyd, principal of The Gateway School and Technology College

“It was incredibly valuable training which I am very grateful to have experienced.  A positively challenging experience.”  Ellen Dowell


What you can expect to get out of the course:

  • How to apply the Bamboozle approach to promote positive behaviour
  • The importance of building rapport and how we can do it
  • Strategies that reduce conflict
  • Activities that encourage positive engagement
  • Language patterns that promote co-operation
  • Practical activities that avoid conflict
  • Free exploratory play to enable co-operation
  • and lots lots more …


Christopher Davies is a director, writer and educator.  His work is informed by three fundamental beliefs:

  • that it is his job as an educator to provide all young people with the means to find their own voice.
  • that young people of all abilities and disabilities flourish when we remove the judgement from the educative process and enable them to find their own agenda in an environment free from fear
  • that all young people know more than we think they do, are capable of more than they think they are and have the capacity to surprise us all

Christopher has taught in schools, worked as an advisory drama teacher, and run trainings nationally – for The National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, The RSC – and internationally – including for: Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Sydney Opera House, Cairo Festival, Singapore Arts Council and New York University.

He has written two books: ”Creating Multi-Sensory Environments – Ideas for Teaching and Learning”  and “Dramatic Starts – 17 ways to start a drama session with SEN students”.


Craig Byrne trained at The University of Manchester and at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He has spent the last twenty years working as an Actor/Musician, Composer and Sound Designer, working often with Devising and Movement based companies. Craig worked for 6 years with improvising company Cartoon De Salvo, he also toured London’s Parks during the summers for several years with The London Bubble Theatre Company.  For 6 years he toured the UK, Europe and the world with Strangelings street theatre company. Craig’s work as a Sound Designer and Composer has led him to collaborate extensively with contemporary Circus performers and companies, cabaret artists and fine Art installations. Craig first worked with Bamboozle in 2016 on their production Hansel and Gretel, and has since worked with Bamboozle on many productions including, Gentle GiantStormDown to EarthMakara and the Mountain Dragon, Firebird, and The River as well as delivering our creative education projects and family residencies.


Dates: 7 February 09:30 – 16:30

Location: Retford Education Centre

Cost: Subsidised fee – £50
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