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.

Last reviewed on 21 February 2023See updates
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  1. Download our behaviour audit
  2. Review your findings and triangulate the evidence
  3. Prioritise the themes and actions you decide to take forward
  4. Involve staff in agreeing actions to get their buy-in
  5. Adapt this action plan template
  6. Reflect on the process

Download our behaviour audit

Use the audit to find out:

  • Whether staff and pupils understand your behaviour policy, including the expected standard of behaviour, routines, rewards and sanctions 
  • Whether behaviour management is consistent in your school, and how confident your staff feel in managing behaviour 
  • Whether proper adjustments are being made for pupils with additional needs
  • Whether there are disparities in behaviour outcomes between different groups of pupils
  • Whether there are disparities in how the behaviour policy is being applied to different groups of pupils
  • Whether you effectively record and monitor data, such as behaviour incidents and attendance data, to allow you to identify issues and act on them
  • What pupils' and staff's views are of behaviour management in your school

Before you start, be clear on what's in your behaviour policy. You may also want to learn about how Ofsted will evaluate behaviour and attitudes

Use this template to find

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