School discipline and exclusions

Behaviour policies and checklists. Advice on managing drugs, exclusions statistics, searching and screening guidance. Using reasonable force.


  • School discipline and exclusions

    Schools can punish (discipline) pupils or exclude them - find out what schools are allowed to do, like search pupils for knives or drugs

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Guidance and regulation

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News and communications

  1. New reforms to raise standards and improve behaviour
  2. Thousands fewer pupils excluded from school since 2010
  3. Gove gives green light to teachers to use tough sanctions to tackle bad behaviour
  4. Michael Gove writes on education reforms in the 'Sunday Express'
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Research and statistics

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Policy papers and consultations

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