Last reviewed on 23 August 2021
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Independent schools Pupil referral units Non-maintained special schools

Download and adapt our model behaviour policy, or if you prefer to write or review your own, use our checklist setting out requirements and good practice.

Download our model policy

All schools are required to have a behaviour policy. 

Our model policy, approved by Forbes Solicitors, is designed for you to adapt to suit your school’s context. 

The document also includes a statement of behaviour principles, which maintained schools, PRUs and non-maintained special schools are required to have.

Changes to our policy in August 2021 (click to see the list) If you've previously adapted our model policy, the key changes to be aware of are: Section Change made Why? Section 2 Added a link to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) To reflect that the policy refers to guidance from this document Section 2 Noted that maintained schools