Dealing with behaviour challenges

  • Educational visits: refusing to take pupils
    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.
  • 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 and recording incidents.
  • Managing mobile phone usage in school
    Get to grips with DfE guidance on managing mobile phone usage in school, and adapt our template letters to parents/carers to let them know about any changes to your policy and approach.
  • Searching pupils and confiscation
    The DfE's latest guidance on searching pupils and confiscation places a bigger emphasis on safeguarding. Understand the rules on when you can search pupils and what process you should follow.