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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.

Create a positive behaviour culture

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 begins with your behaviour policy. Your policy should be clear on:

  • Acceptable and unacceptable behaviour
  • The values, attitudes and beliefs you want to promote
  • Social norms and routines

See what you need to include in your behaviour policy and download our model behaviour policy in another article from Key Leaders.

You're free to decide what the acceptable standard of behaviour looks like for your school. However, you must meet the national minimum expectation of behaviour, which is aligned with the Ofsted ‘good’ grade descriptor of assessing behaviour and attitudes.

See the Ofsted minimum behaviour standards in another article from Key Leaders.

This is explained on page 6 of the behaviour guidance.

High standards for behaviour should be a part of all