Last reviewed on 30 August 2022
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, pupil referral units (PRUs) and non-maintained special schools are required to have.

All of our model documents take account of relevant requirements and good practice. They're easy to adapt, will save you time and help keep your school compliant. For more model policies and complete policy support from Key Leaders, use our Policy Expert.

Brief staff on the changes from September 2022

Use our resources to get your staff up to speed on the key changes to the DfE's behaviour guidance and what they mean for them.

If you'd rather write your own policy or review your existing one, download our checklist to see what you must cover, as well