Behaviour Is Communication. Marie Gentles & Katie L'Aimable - Head and Deputy Headteacher - Hawkswood Primary PRU


Over the course of their careers, the Headteacher of Hawkswood Primary PRU (Pupil Referral Unit), Marie Gentles and her deputy, Katie L'Aimable, have begun to see patterns that their mainstream colleagues don’t.

They’ve gone from seeing students’ behaviour as isolated events to understanding that all behaviour is communication. Marie and Katie tell us what they’ve learned about what some behaviours are communicating and why understanding the root of behaviour is so critical.

The results are astounding.

(Lucy Mattison, Katie L’Aimable & Marie Gentles of Hawkswood Primary PRU)

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In next week’s newsletter Marie and Katie share:

  1. The research that’s been fundamental to their approach and the impact it’s had on their students’ progress.

  2. The book that’s had the biggest impact on Marie’s career.

  3. The service Marie and Katie could not do without but believe is hugely undervalued.

  4. A taster of their oversubscribed popular training programme.

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