Education Committee - First Report
Behaviour and Discipline in Schools

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 26 January 2011.


Terms of Reference


1  Introduction

2  The nature, level and impact of challengingbehaviour in schools: perception or reality?

The nature and level of challenging behaviour in schools

The impact of poor behaviour on learning

Establishing an accurate picture of behaviour in schools

The role of Ofsted in assessing standards of behaviour

3  Enabling and cultivating good behaviour

The impact of teaching quality on behaviour

The importance of basic skills in reading, numbers, communication and comprehension

"What works": sharing good practice

4  Leading and managing good behaviour; challenging poor practice

School behaviour policies

Leadership of behaviour policies

Role of the governing body

5  Equipping teachers with the skills and tools to manage behaviour: new powers

Powers of search and restraint

Abolition of 24 hour notice of detention

Independent Appeal Panels for school exclusions

6  Equipping teachers with the skills and tools to manage behaviour: teacher training and continuing professional development

Training for teachers on identifying and supporting pupils with special educational needs and disability

7  Managing exclusions

Early identification of and intervention with pupils at risk of exclusion

Alternative provision

Behaviour and Attendance Partnerships (BAPs)

8  Specialist services

Educational psychology services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Annex 1: Visit to New Woodlands School, 19 October 2010

Annex 2: Visit to Leicester, 11 November 2010

Meeting with Leicester City Council

Visit to Beaumont Leys School

Afternoon session with Leicestershire County Council and partners

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

List of Oral and Written Evidence

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Written Evidence

Additional unprinted Written Evidence

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