How to review your behaviour policy
Find everything you need to review and approve your school's or trust's behaviour policy, including what to look for in the policy and key questions to ask your senior leaders.
What this policy needs to do
The following is based on the advice from pages 4 and 5 of the Department for Education's guidance.
Your school's behaviour policy must set out measures which regulate pupils' conduct and which aim to:
- Promote good behaviour, self-discipline and respect
- Prevent bullying
- Make sure pupils complete assigned work
The policy must take account of the school's written statement of behaviour principles and have regard to any guidance or notification provided by the governing board. This might include:
- Screening and searching pupils
- Use of reasonable force and other physical contact
- Discipline beyond the school gate
- When to work with other local agencies to assess the needs of pupils who display continuous disruptive behaviour
- Pastoral care for staff accused of misconduct
4 key questions to challenge the policy
1. What's changed in this most