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Download our template of an individual behaviour plan. Plus, see examples as well as guidance on writing behaviour plans.

Download our template 

Adapt the plan to meet your school's needs and to suit the age and interests of individual pupils. 

In the plan you'll find: 

  • Prompts to help someone working with the pupil to support their behaviour
  • Space to provide a fuller picture of the pupil's personality and record recent behaviour incidents

Our associate education expert Jeremy Bird helped us write this template. 


Suffolk County Council has published an example behaviour support plan.

The sample content shows how staff will prevent a pupil from biting others. 

You can download it from this page.

Maidstone Specialist Teaching and Learning Service has created a template plan on how to respond to different behaviours. 

It splits responses into 4 stages: proactive, active, reactive and recovery. 

You can access the template on Five Acre Wood School's website (where the service is based) – see appendix 4.  


North Somerset Council has published a behaviour plan as part of its early years inclusion support resource pack for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.

The plan includes sections to record information about:

  • Concerns about the pupil's behaviour
  • Strategies for how to meet targets
  • An adult's response to the unwanted behaviour 

Find the plan on page 53 of the inclusion support booklet on their website. On page 54 you'll find a sample plan. 

Guidance on writing behaviour plans

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation, a charity for people with behaviour challenges and learning difficulties, has published advice on behaviour support planning (see 'how to create a behaviour support plan').

It sets out 8 ‘key steps’ in creating a behaviour support plan, and these could also be helpful in creating individual behaviour plans (IBPs). 


Jeremy Bird has extensive experience of primary headship. He has also worked with local authorities and published guidance for new and aspiring headteachers and senior leaders.

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