This article summarises the DfE’s Behaviour in Schools guidance, effective from 1 September 2022.
1. Create a positive behaviour culture
As you know, your key aim should be to create an environment and a culture that is calm, safe and supportive and free from disruption.
Your school’s behaviour culture starts with your behaviour policy. Check that your policy is clear on:
- Acceptable and unacceptable behaviour
- The values, attitudes and beliefs you want to promote
- Social norms and routines
You're free to decide what the acceptable standard of behaviour looks like for your school. You must meet the national minimum expectation of behaviour, which is aligned with Ofsted's ‘good’ grade descriptor of assessing behaviour and attitudes.
This is explained on page 6 of the behaviour guidance, linked above.
Take a whole-school approach