Behaviour management strategies

  • Behaviour audit: how-to and templates
    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.
  • Behaviour management: pupils with emotional and learning needs
    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.
  • Behaviour management resources
    Need to support your staff to improve their behaviour management skills? Find a range of resources – from free toolkits to online training – to give your staff the confidence they need to manage challenging behaviour.
  • 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: guidance summary
    Get to grips with the DfE’s Behaviour in Schools 2022 guidance to help create a positive behaviour culture in your school. Learn how to foster a whole-school approach through a behaviour curriculum and standards, and how to support pupils to meet those standards.
  • Identifying the causes of challenging behaviour
    Tackle challenging behaviour by identifying a pupil's underlying needs. Find information on what to consider, the different types of assessment you can use, and using the outcomes of these assessments to develop a behaviour support plan.
  • The behaviour curriculum
    Get to grips with the new requirement to have a behaviour curriculum. You're likely to be doing much of this already, but understand what to consider when establishing a behaviour curriculum in line with the DfE's expectations.