School discipline and exclusions

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

Guidance and regulation

  1. 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

  2. School exclusion
  3. Behaviour and discipline in schools
  1. Searching, screening and confiscation at school

    • Guidance
    • Department for Education
  2. School behaviour and attendance: parental responsibility measures

    • Statutory guidance
    • Department for Education
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News and communications

  1. Impact of smartphones on behaviour in lessons to be reviewed

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  2. New reforms to raise standards and improve behaviour

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  3. Thousands fewer pupils excluded from school since 2010

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  4. Gove gives green light to teachers to use tough sanctions to tackle bad behaviour

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  5. Michael Gove writes on education reforms in the 'Sunday Express'

    • Department for Education
    • Authored article
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Policy and engagement

  1. School exclusions review: call for evidence
  2. School exclusion guidance: proposed revisions
  1. School exclusions review: terms of reference

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
  2. Using isolation rooms: managing poor behaviour

    • Department for Education
    • Case study
  3. Whole school approach: managing poor behaviour

    • Department for Education
    • Case study
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Transparency

  1. Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England: 2015 to 2016

    • Department for Education
    • National statistics
  2. Tri-borough alternative provision residence project

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  3. Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England: 2014 to 2015

    • Department for Education
    • National statistics
  4. Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England: 2013 to 2014

    • Department for Education
    • National statistics
  5. Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England: 2012 to 2013

    • Department for Education
    • National statistics
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Organisations

  1. Department for Education