Departmental advice to clarify the use of force in schools for governing bodies, headteachers and school staff.
This departmental advice is for school leaders and school staff.
It applies to:
- maintained schools
- academies and free schools
- pupil referral units
- non-maintained special schools
- independent school
- sixth-form colleges
This advice provides clarification on the use of force:
- to help school staff feel more confident about using this power when they feel it is necessary
- to make clear the responsibilities of school leaders and governing bodies in respect of this power.
It will be reviewed in May 2015.