Resource Library


Behaviour in schools  This publication provides advice to schools on behaviour in schools and the related legal duties of headteachers, and members of staff. It includes guidance on support for pupils to behave well

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

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

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

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

Further guidance and resources for supporting behaviour in schools-   

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

Keeping Children Safe in Education – 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.

Prevent duty guidance Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales.

Preventing 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 – 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.

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

SEND Review: Right support, right place, right time-  Government consultation on the SEND and alternative provison system in England. 

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

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

Suspension and permanent exclusion including pupil movement guidance – This document provides a guide to the legislation that governs the suspension and permanent exclusion of pupils.  It also includes the use of behavioural strategies such as managed moves and directing pupils off-site to improve behaviour to help prevent a suspension or permanent exclusion.

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

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

 Working together to improve school attendance- Guidance to help schools, academy trusts, governing bodies, and local authorities maintain high levels of school attendance including roles and responsibilities.

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