Global Managing Director, Team Teach
Jonathan Newport is a behaviour specialist with over 30 years of experience. He has worked in a range of educational settings, he started his career in a mainstream Primary school, it was here that he developed a passion for puzzle solving with children who were struggling to ‘fit’ in their own classes, this is where he began to broaden his understanding around the concept of behaviour as communication. As well as being sought after for consultancy he contributed to a wide range of educational publications including the TES and SEN magazine. A highly respected and engaging speaker and trainer, Jonathan delivers topics around behaviour, culture, learning, well-being, mental health, curriculum design, engagement and inclusion. He has spoken at NAHT conferences, The Education Show, Academies Show, Autism and Learning Disabilities and Dementia conferences as well as numerous other conferences and events. Jonathan is increasingly recognised internationally for his work in developing and supporting positive behaviour, ethos, and culture which has led him to engage with Ministers and Government departments, both in the UK and internationally. His monthly webinars are regularly oversubscribed as he engages with professionals to offer support and insight. At the heart of Jonathan’s work is a passion to change the dynamic for children, young people and adults who find themselves distressed and unable to regulate behaviour by supporting those who work closely with them to better understand their needs, improving outcomes and wellbeing for all.