• 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 for learning: guidance and examples Find out how you can support your children to develop behaviours for learning. See examples of how other schools do it.
  • 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 plans for pupils: template Download our template of an individual behaviour plan. Plus, find links to guidance to help you develop your behaviour plans.
  • 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.
  • Behaviour sanctions: what you can and can't do Get to grips with the rules on sanctions, including guidance on detentions, isolation and confiscating prohibited items.
  • 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.
  • How to embed inclusivity in your behaviour policy Focus on inclusivity when updating your behaviour policy, by introducing these strategies to reduce bias and comply with equality law.
  • 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.
  • Pastoral support plans: guidance, templates and examples Find out how to develop a pastoral support plan (PSP) to give a pupil the additional support they need, and get templates and examples to help you write your own.
  • Removing pupils from the classroom: requirements and guidance The DfE has updated its guidance on removing pupils from the classroom. Get to grips with your responsibilities, the processes you need to follow, and other things you'll need to consider.
  • Sexism and sexual harassment: how to update your behaviour policy Weave these behaviour management strategies into your policy to let your school community know how you’ll tackle incidents of sexism and sexual harassment between pupils. Use our example scenarios to help you review your policy before consulting on it.
  • 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.
  • Using restorative practice to manage behaviour Understand what restorative approaches to behaviour are, the potential benefits of using them and how to make the most effective use of them in your school.
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    • Educational visits: refusing to take pupils It's up to you whether to prevent a pupil from going on a trip, but you must avoid discrimination. Here's what to consider if you have pupils with challenging behaviour, and for those with SEND and/or medical conditions.
    • How to record physical interventions It's good practice to log the use of reasonable force against pupils. Find guidance on how to do this, and see examples of template record sheets from schools and a local authority.
    • How to use reasonable force Make sure you understand when and how staff can make physical interventions with pupils. Read through our summary of the official guidance, including what it has to say on staff training and reporting incidents.
    • Searching pupils and confiscation Updated guidance on searching pupils and confiscation came into effect in September, with more emphasis placed on safeguarding. Know what's changed and understand the rules on when you can search pupils and what process you should follow.
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