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Changing the behaviour policy at your school can be a daunting task so allow time for staff to get on board with your plans

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A behaviour policy that is no longer fulfilling its purpose cannot be ignored. But changing it is not for the faint-hearted: no other policy affects a school in quite the same way.

How we treat our students – particularly when they step out of line – epitomises the values and culture of a school. Get that right and you will build firm foundations for a strong learning community; get it wrong and you will likely experience discord and uncertainty.

So, when it became clear to me and my senior colleagues that our school’s behaviour policy needed to be replaced, we knew we were in for a bumpy ...

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