Auditing behaviourWhat evidence should schools use when auditing behaviour? This article includes KeyDoc templates for gathering evidence during a behaviour audit and for reporting findings. One of our experts suggests factors to consider when auditing behaviour and we include examples of audits from schools.
Behaviour for learning: strategies (primary)How can schools promote behaviour for learning? We look at the strategy a primary school uses to encourage behaviour for learning. You will also find guidance on using social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL), restorative approaches and high-quality teaching to improve behaviour.
Behaviour logs: examples (primary)Are there examples of behaviour logs from primary schools? We look at paper-based behaviour logs from primary schools, a local authority and TES. We also point to another article which looks at using electronic systems to monitor behaviour across the school.
Behaviour management: pupils with emotional and learning needsHow can we manage the behaviour of pupils with emotional and learning needs? This article features case studies and videos that outline how schools are addressing challenging behaviour. It also looks at some psychological perspectives on behaviour management.
Behaviour management toolkitsHave a look at toolkits for managing pupil behaviour, including toolkits that support classroom management and teacher training.
Behaviour plans for pupilsDownload our template of an individual behaviour plan. Plus, see examples as well as guidance on writing behaviour plans.
Behaviour policy: staff quizzesDownload our quizzes to check whether your staff understand your school's approach to behaviour and can apply your policy consistently.
Improving sixth form attendance and behaviourHow can standards of behaviour and attendance in sixth forms be improved? This article cites advice from one of our associate education experts on improving attendance and behaviour in sixth forms. It also features a case study from a sixth form that has improved students' attendance.
Monitoring behaviour in school: formDownload our proforma to help you monitor pupil behaviour inside and outside the classroom – it's got descriptions of what 'good' and 'outstanding' behaviour should look like.
Physical restraint trainingAlthough there's no legal requirement for staff to have training in physical restraint, they should be trained if they may need to restrain pupils. Read on for more information on recommended practice and choosing a provider.
Pupil behaviour observation formsAre there forms to use to record the behaviour of a pupil? We link to proformas for monitoring the behaviour of an individual pupil from a school and LAs. You will also find a downloadable proforma for monitoring behaviour across the school.
Restorative approaches in schools: guidance, videos and policiesHow can schools use restorative approaches to conflict resolution? We link to guidance on restorative justice and peer mediation from the DfE and the Restorative Justice Council, as well as videos from Teachers TV. We also include restorative justice policies from primary and secondary schools.
Software packages for monitoring pupil behaviourAre there any software packages for monitoring pupil behaviour? In this article, we link to software packages that schools can use to monitor pupil behaviour. Some of these systems can also be used for tracking progress and attendance and for viewing data on special educational needs.
Supporting pupils with challenging behaviourIs there guidance on supporting pupils with challenging behaviour? We relay guidance on identifying the underlying needs of a pupil with challenging behaviour and conducting a functional assessment. You will also find information on developing a support plan, as well as examples and templates.
Recording and reporting racist incidents in schoolFind out when you need to report racist incidents and bullying to your LA or the police, and how recorded incidents can inform your school's anti-racism action plan. Adapt your behaviour policy to include your approach to racism in your school, with examples of policies from other schools.
Behaviour: reflection forms and witness statementsAre there reflection forms to be filled out after a behaviour incident? This article sets out examples of forms for pupils to complete after exhibiting poor behaviour, and a form for witness statements. One of our associate experts suggests actions to take after completion of a pupil incident form.
Educational visits: refusing to take pupilsIt's up to you whether to prevent a pupil from going on a trip, but you must avoid discrimination. Here's what to consider if you have pupils with challenging behaviour, and for those with SEND and/or medical conditions.
How to record physical interventionsIt's good practice to log the use of reasonable force against pupils. Find guidance on how to do this, and see examples of template record sheets from schools and a local authority.
How to use reasonable forceMake sure you understand when staff can make physical interventions with pupils. Read through our summary of the official guidance, including what it has to say on staff training and reporting incidents.
Independent review panel hearings for permanent exclusionsIs there guidance on independent review panels for permanently excluded pupils? We relay statutory guidance on independent review panels, covering parents’ rights, timescales, the constitution of the panel and the process to be followed. You will also find advice on delaying or adjourning a review.
Managed moves and directing pupils off site to improve behaviourPupils with challenging behaviour who struggle to regulate their behaviour in school can be temporarily directed off site, or part of a 'managed move' to another school. Understand the procedures for each option, and find out about the best way to deal with failed managed moves and non-attendance at alternative provision settings.
Notifying parents and governors of an exclusionWhen should we tell parents and governors about exclusions? We summarise the statutory guidance on exclusions from the Department for Education (DfE). We also look at who is responsible for arranging education for pupils who have been excluded.
Off-rolling: guidance and practical examplesThe 2019 Ofsted inspection framework includes a focus on a practice known as 'off-rolling.' Find out what it is – and what it isn't – as well as what you can do to address it in your school.
Pupil exclusion hearings: proceduresAre there guidelines for managing exclusion hearings? We look at procedures for exclusion hearings (also known as discipline committee meetings). This article covers preparation for the hearing, who should attend, evidence to consider, the meeting agenda and how a final decision should be made.