Behaviour and discipline in schools: guide for governing bodies
Guidance for school governing bodies on their role in creating their school's behaviour policy.
This statutory guidance is for governing bodies of schools maintained by the local authority. It explains:
- why all schools must have a behaviour policy
- what behaviour policies must cover
- the role of the governing body and headteacher in shaping their school’s behaviour policy
Statutory guidance sets out what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.
Published: 17 July 2013
Updated: 24 September 2015
- Extended review date: we have reviewed and republished this guidance and confirmed it is up to date.
- First published.