Developing your own school behaviour policy
Schools must have a school behaviour policy approved by the headteacher, as set out in the Department for Education's (DfE) guidance for governing bodies and proprietors of schools. The headteacher is free to determine how often this policy is reviewed.
Maintained schools should make sure they meet the requirements as laid out in the Education and Inspection Act 2006.
Academies, free schools and independent schools should make sure they meet the requirements as laid out in the Independent School Standards Regulations, in particular Schedule 1, part 3, paragraph 9.
The Department for Education (DfE) has drawn up advice for schools to help them develop their school behaviour policy. They have also drawn up separate advice for school leaders and school staff on preventing and responding to bullying as part of their overall behaviour policy.