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  • Auditing behaviour What 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 and discipline: what you can and can't do Get to grips with the rules on sanctions and disciplining poor behaviour, including around detentions, isolation and confiscating prohibited items.
  • 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 needs How 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 toolkits Have a look at toolkits for managing pupil behaviour, including toolkits that support classroom management and teacher training.
  • Behaviour plans for pupils Download our template of an individual behaviour plan. Plus, see examples as well as guidance on writing behaviour plans.
  • Behaviour policy: staff quizzes Download our quizzes to check whether your staff understand your school's approach to behaviour and can apply your policy consistently.
  • Effective behaviour management systems: essential features Get an overview of the key strands of an effective behaviour management system, so you can make sure your whole-school approach is set up for success.
  • Improving sixth form attendance and behaviour How 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: form Download 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.
  • Pastoral support plans: guidance, templates and examples Find out how to develop a pastoral support plan (PSP) to give a pupil the additional support they need, and get templates and examples to help you write your own.
  • Poll: most effective behaviour approaches Have your say and find out what other school leaders are saying.
  • Positive handling plans: examples See examples of positive handling plans from infant, primary, secondary and special schools to help you write or update your own.
  • Restorative approaches in schools: guidance, videos and policies How 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.
  • Sexism and sexual harassment: how to update your behaviour policy Weave these behaviour management strategies into your policy to let your school community know how you’ll tackle incidents of sexism and sexual harassment between pupils. Use our example scenarios to help you review your policy before consulting on it.
  • Supporting pupils with challenging behaviour Get 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.
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    • Behaviour: incident and observation forms Get access to template incident forms and observation sheets, so you can record and monitor pupil behaviour.
    • Educational visits: refusing to take pupils It'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 interventions 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.
    • How to use reasonable force 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.
    • Searching pupils and confiscation Make sure you understand the rules on when you can search pupils, and what you should do with any items found.
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