Northampton Centre for Learning Behaviour (NCfLB)
The Northampton Centre for Learning Behaviour (NCfLB) is part of the School of Education at The University of Northampton, where it functions as a social enterprise. The focus of its activity is on social and emotional aspects of learning and behaviour and the promotion of educational inclusion. The Centre is involved in consultancy and development work both nationally and, principally, internationally. It has a particular presence in South East Asia, via the Asia Pacific Partnership in Learning Behaviour, based at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.
NCfLB functions as a focal point in further developing existing work in Social, Emotional And Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD) in the following areas:
Research (including Masters and Doctoral level supervision)
Teaching and training
Developing training materials
Short, medium and long-term consultancy
The NCfLB work in these areas encompasses a wide range of themes, including behaviour improvement in schools, violence reduction; mental health and well-being, school leadership and school attendance. The School of Education at the University already has a significant reputation in the generic field of SEBD, notably by (i) a raft of professional development modules in 'social emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) (ii) funded research and consultancy activity (e.g. for DfE, TA, Hong Kong Institute and the National College of School Leadership) (iii) scholarly activity and (iv) a web and other media presence (for example, through Behaviour4Learning and its successor, Behaviour2Learn).
NCfLB has a significant portfolio of existing consultancy activity, undertaken on an international scale for major agencies and for national government departments. In undertaking this work NCfLB works with a range of experienced Associates, all of whom have a recognised excellence in training, research and consultancy.