The Northampton Centre for Learning Behaviour (NCfLB) is a unique social enterprise company established in 2011 at The University of Northampton, within its School of Education. It has a mission to uphold the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by promoting innovative whole school approaches to learning and teaching strategies internationally that will result in:
  • Improved education and life chances for children through improved learning behaviour in schools and child care settings resulting from improved social emotional and cognitive development for all children;
  • Equity and the inclusion of children whose behaviour is challenging in mainstream schools;
  • Enhanced school leadership, initial and serving teacher and other school staff training in whole school improvements to learning behaviour and violence reduction.
  • Training for parents and carers in partnership with the local community and its schools so that children receive the learning behaviour guidance, care and support they need to grow socially and emotionally.
The NCfLB comprises a team of international and UK experts in this field led by the co- directors Chris Gittins, until 2006 the UK government’s lead advisor & international trainer on improving behaviour and reducing violence in schools and Philip Garner, Professor of Education and author / researcher in learning behaviour. Visit our website ( for more information.