Getting children involved in policy creation? Oh, behave

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The creation of a new behaviour policy is never easy. In my school, we have recently updated and refined our systems of reward and punishment. It took nearly a year to finalise and it was scrutinised at all levels by staff, middle leaders and senior leaders. What we did not do at any point was ask the students to contribute.

I have seen many a debate about how pupils should help to set the rules, or at least offer some advice about what those rules might be. The idea is that if they engage in the creation of the rules, they are more likely to abide by those rules because they have some ...

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