Behaviour and discipline in schools
How school staff can develop a behaviour policy.
Use these documents and links to promote good behaviour and discipline.
Further guidance and resources
Mental health, wellbeing and bullying
Special education needs and disability (SEND)
Published 16 July 2013
Last updated 4 May 2022
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Removed 'Coronavirus (COVID-19)' section and 'Checklist for school leaders to support full opening: behaviour and attendance'.
Added links to further guidance and resources.
Added 'Checklist for school leaders to support full opening: behaviour and attendance'.
Amended document to reflect that, from January 2016, schools will no longer have an obligation to use home-school agreements.
Extended review date: we have reviewed and republished this guidance and confirmed it is up to date.
Updated to remove references to running from the list of sanctions at school.
Updated with new advice on sanctions for poor behaviour.