Who is the guidance for?
This guidance is applicable to primary and secondary school settings. It is hoped that most of the guidance will be useful for class teachers, while all should be relevant to senior leaders who are considering school behaviour policies and approaches. Further audiences who may find the guidance relevant include other school staff, governors, parents, policymakers, and educational
researchers. Some elements will also be applicable to those in Early Years settings, though they are not the main audience and the evidence literature consulted was for those aged 4-18.
What does this guidance cover?
The strategies outlined should be helpful in schools and classrooms where behaviour is generally good as well as where there are problems. ‘Behaviour’, throughout this report, is taken to mean the whole range of ways pupils can act in school, including disruptive or aggressive behaviours, prosocial behaviours, and learning behaviours (which are explained further in Recommendation 2). This guidance aims to help schools to support their pupils with the entire range of behaviours they may encounter.