Behaviour management strategies 15 articles
- Identify the strengths, weaknesses and disparities in your approach to behaviour, and use this insight to create an action plan. Download our templates to help you gather evidence and analyse data, including staff and pupil surveys and a monitoring form.
- Find out how you can support your children to develop behaviours for learning. See examples of how other schools do it.
- From sensory zones to nurture groups, learn how to manage challenging behaviour from pupils with SEN. Get guidance on communicating effectively with these pupils, adapting your classroom environment to cater for their needs, and see examples of what other schools are doing.
Bullying 2 articles
- Understand your reporting and recording responsibilities when it comes to bullying, and see examples of forms to record incidents.
- Find out when 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 and see example policies from other schools.
Dealing with behaviour challenges 4 articles
- It's up to you to decide 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.
- It'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.
- Make sure you understand when and how 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.
Exclusions 10 articles
- Be clear on the procedures for excluding a pupil, when you can lawfully do so, and who you must inform.
- You can temporarily direct pupils with challenging behaviour off site. Alternatively, you can carry out a 'managed move' if the situation calls for a permanent change. Find out more about what both options involve and how you're expected to manage them.
- Parents/carers have the right to request a review of your governing board's decision not to reinstate a pupil after exclusion. This is done by an independent review panel (IRP), convened by the local authority (LA) or academy trust. Get an overview of how the hearing will run and what the outcomes might be.