This section contains advice and guidance for governing bodies, headteachers, school staff and parents, on behaviour and discipline in schools.
This is non-statutory advice to clarify the use of force in schools for governing bodies, headteachers and school staff.
Departmental advice 18 April 2013
This statutory guidance explains why maintained schools must have a behaviour policy, what it must cover and the role of the governing body and headteachers in shaping their school’s behaviour policy.
Statutory guidance 15 April 2013
A guide for headteachers and school staff on developing a school behaviour policy and the powers members of staff have to discipline pupils.
Departmental advice 04 February 2013
Advice on schools’ powers to screen and search pupils.
Departmental advice 28 November 2012
Advice for headteachers, governing bodies, teachers, parents and pupils on good behaviour in schools.
Departmental advice 04 September 2012