DfE consultation to seek views on proposed revisions of the Behaviour in Schools Guidance
In response to the ‘Timpson Review of School Exclusion’, the government committed to working with sector experts to publish clearer, more consistent guidance to support schools to create positive behaviour cultures and ensure suspensions and permanent exclusions are conducted in a lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair way.
In light of this, the Department for Education has launched a consultation to seek views on proposed revisions to the Behaviour in Schools Guidance and Suspension and Permanent Exclusion Guidance and associated changes to regulations. This consultation will close on 31 March 2022. In both sets of revisions, one of the aims has been to strengthen guidance on how schools must or should take into account any contribution that a child’s SEN or disability may make to their behaviour. As part of this we have strengthened the material describing the relevant duties under the Children and Families Act 2014 and Equality Act 2010. Please can you help us to publicise the launch of the consultations and encourage your contacts to consider submitting a response.
For any queries about the consultation, please email Behaviourandexclusions.firstname.lastname@example.org