School discipline and exclusions

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


  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

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Guidance and regulation

  1. School exclusion
  2. Behaviour and discipline in schools
  3. Use of reasonable force in schools
  4. Searching, screening and confiscation at school
  5. School behaviour and attendance: parental responsibility measures
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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

  1. Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England: 2016 to 2017
  2. Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England: 2015 to 2016
  3. Tri-borough alternative provision residence project
  4. Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England: 2014 to 2015
  5. Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England: 2013 to 2014
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. School exclusions review: call for evidence
  2. School exclusion guidance: proposed revisions
  3. School exclusions review: terms of reference
  4. Using isolation rooms: managing poor behaviour
  5. Whole school approach: managing poor behaviour
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