DfE have today published a behaviour and attendance checklist for school leaders to support them to reengage all pupils from the autumn term.

As set out in the full opening guidance for schools, schools, and their partners, including local authorities will need to work with families to ensure all pupils attend school regularly and have the right behaviour policies and practices in place, ahead of welcoming all pupils back this autumn. The checklist is a tool for mainstream schools to support the re-engagement of pupils and the return to orderly and calm environments in which all pupils can achieve and thrive.

School leaders can use the checklist to develop their own plans, in a way that works for their pupils’ needs and school context.  

It has been developed with input from Tom Bennett, the DfE’s lead behaviour adviser and the behaviour adviser team.