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 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.
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.
Supporting pupils with challenging behaviourGet an overview of the steps you need to take to put support in place for a pupil with challenging behaviour, so you can address their underlying needs and help improve the behaviour.
Recording and reporting racist incidentsFind 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.
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 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.
Exclusion hearings: proceduresCertain exclusions require a panel to consider the headteacher's decision, known as an exclusion hearing. Get an overview of the requirements and what role you play in the hearing.
Exclusions: notifying parents, governors and the LAFollowing an exclusion, understand what you need to tell whom, and in what order. Download our template letters to get the necessary information to parents ASAP and find out who's responsible for arranging education for pupils who have been excluded.
Independent review panel hearings: proceduresParents have the right to request a review of your governing board's decision not to reinstate a pupil after exclusion. This review is done by an independent review panel (IRP), convened by the LA or academy trust. Get an overview of how the hearing will run and what the outcomes might be.
Managed moves and directing pupils off site to improve behaviourPupils with challenging behaviour 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.