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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. 

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

How to use the policy

You might set some elements of your behaviour policy centrally, but still give your schools some freedom to adapt other elements to their local context. The policy is flexible to all approaches, so you can set consistency but still have some local freedom.

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