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Behaviour: reflection forms and witness statements
Are 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 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 local authorities.
How to use reasonable force
Make 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.
Mobile phones: sanctions for misuse
Find out when you can ban or confiscate pupils' phones, and read different approaches from schools in how they handle pupils breaking their rules on phones.
School uniform: dealing with non-compliance
You're allowed to sanction pupils from breaking your uniform rules. Read the official guidance on this here, and see examples of approaches from schools.
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.
Tackling low-level disruption: strategies
How do schools deal with low-level disruption? We look at research and guidance on low-level disruption from Ofsted, and the strategies some primary and secondary schools use. You will also find a case study from a primary school looking at how low-level disruption is linked to pupil wellbeing.
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