Resource Library

Attendance Advice-  This advice replaces guidance from 2013 on registration, attendance codes etc.


Behaviour and discipline in schools – The document outlines guidance for school leaders and staff on how to develop a behaviour policy and offers a checklist of actions to take to encourage good behaviour. 


Children Missing Education- Statutory guidance for LAs September 2016- DfE Children Missing Education- Statutory guidance for Local Authorities September 2016.

Children & Young Persons Act

Creating a Culture: How school leaders can optimise behaviour. Tom Bennett Independent review of behaviour in schools 2017.

Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: County lines guidance September 2018 – Guidance for front line professionals on dealing with county lines, part of the government’s approach to ending gang violence and exploitation.

Cyberbullying – This is non-statutory advice from the Department for Education for Headteachers and all school staff on how to protect themselves from cyberbullying and how to tackle it if it happens.


Education Inspection Framework – Ofsted’s new education inspection framework applies to maintained school and academies, non-association independent schools, further education and skills providers and early years settings. 


SEND Code of Practice 0 -25 – Statutory guidance for organisations who work with and support children and young people with SEN.

Equality Act 2010– This is non-statutory advice from the Department for Education. It has been produced to help schools to understand how the Equality Act affects them and how to fulfil their duties under the Act.


Equality Act 2010 Technical Guidance (advice for further and higher education providers) – This Technical Guidance sets out the Act’s requirements on further and higher education providers in relation to provision of education and access to benefits, facilities or services, both educational and non-educational. It provides an authoritative, comprehensive and technical guide to the detail of the law.


Exclusion Guidance DfE guidance on exclusions.


DfE Exclusion from maintained schools, Academies and pupil referral units in England- A guide for those with legal responsibilities in relation to exclusion September 2017 – A guide to the legislation regarding the exclusion of pupils from: maintained schools; Academy schools / Free Schools; Alternative Provision Academies / Free Schools; and pupil referral units.


Governors’  handbook for governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools 2019 – This Handbook is for governors, headteachers and governing body clerks in both maintained schools and academies.


 Headteacher Standards


FGM Mandatory Reporting – Procedural Information  – Home Office guidance for health, social care and educational professional on statutory reporting to the police.


Ofsted ISEYES August 2019 – Inspecting Safeguarding in early years education and skills settings.


Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2019– This document contains information on what schools and colleges should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools and colleges must comply. 

Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools–  This is non-statutory advice which aims to help schools to support pupils whose mental health problems manifest themselves in behaviour.  Schools have an important role to play in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children by developing whole school approaches tailored to their particular needs, as well as considering the needs of individual pupils.


Parent View Toolkit – The parent view toolkit provides lots of information on questions asked of parents, suggested communications to parents during inspections and also promotional materials to engage parents.


Prevent duty guidance– Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales.


Preventing & Tackling Bullying This document outlines the governments approach to bullying, legal obligations and the powers schools have to tackle bullying and the principles which underpin the most effective anti-bullying strategies in school.

Promoting the education of looked-after children and previously looked after children, February 2018 – This guidance sets the framework through which local authorities discharge their statutory duty under 22(3A) of the Children Act 1989 to promote the educational achievement of looked-after children.

Public Sector Equality Duty– This guide will help school leaders meet the equality duty. It describes some of the benefits that the equality duty can bring.


Review of the National Leaders of Education (NLE) programme – Recommendations on future reforms to the current NLE programme.


Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges May 2018 – Advice for schools and colleges on how to prevent and respond to reports of sexual violence and harassment between children.

Statutory Policies for schools September 2014 – Advice on policies and documents that governing bodies and proprietors of schools are required to have by law.


Taylor Report- DfE Behaviour expert Charlie Taylors report on alternative provision and PRU’s.


Taylor Report Summary- Bright Green Learning power point summary of Taylor Report.   

The Designated Teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children- – Statutory guidance on roles and responsibilities 2018.


The use of social media for online radicalisation 2015 – A guide for schools on how terrorist groups such as ISIL use social media to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq.

UKCCIS Sexting advice-This document provides a brief overview for front-line staff of how to respond to incidents involving ‘sexting’.


UK Safer Internet: Appropriate filtering and monitoring – Guidance on “appropriate” filtering and monitoring.


Working together to Safeguard Children – Statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.