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. Behaviour and discipline in schools
  2. School exclusion
  3. 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

  1. Use of reasonable force in schools
  2. 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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Policy and engagement

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