Written statement of behaviour principles: model and examples

Some schools are required to have a statement alongside their behaviour policy. Download our model written statement of behaviour principles and adapt it to suit your context. Take a look at examples and read about the requirements.

Last reviewed on 3 January 2024
Ref: 38441
Statutory/mandatory for:
Maintained schools
Pupil referral units
Non-maintained special schools
Contents
  1. Model statement of behaviour principles
  2. Requirements
  3. School/trust examples

Model statement of behaviour principles

We've created a model written statement of behaviour principles. 

Approved by Forbes Solicitors, all of our model documents take account of relevant requirements and good practice.

Model policy: written statement of behaviour principles DOCX, 630.4 KB

Your statement can be published as part of your behaviour policy 

If you're required to have a written statement of behaviour principles (see below), it must be in addition to a behaviour policy. However, they can be published as part of the same document. See appendix 1 of our model behaviour policies for an example of how to do this.

Schools

Model policy: behaviour (schools) DOCX, 261.9 KB

Trusts

Model policy: behaviour (trusts) DOCX, 263.7 KB

For more model policies and complete policy support, see our policy bank

Requirements

Who's required to have a statement?

You're required to have a written statement of behaviour principles if you're a:

Your headteacher must have regard to this when

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