The DfE has updated the following guidance documents with changes that will come into effect for maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units on 1 September 2022:
- Behaviour in schools: advice for headteachers and school staff
- Searching, screening and confiscation: advice for schools
- School suspensions and permanent exclusions
These updates follow on from the Timpson review of school exclusion and the case of Child Q, where a pupil was strip-searched without parental consent at school.
Read our headline summary of what's changing below. We're working on more in-depth summaries and resources to help you prepare for the changes, which will be available in the coming weeks.
The DfE provides more detailed guidance on what effective behaviour management looks like, including:
There's also more guidance