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Monitoring & outcomes

Questions to ask about behaviour

Examples of questions governors and trustees might ask to help monitor behaviour policy implementation.

Pupils-learning in class

Department for Education (DfE) guidance on behaviour in schools sets out a whole school approach to behaviour where high standards and expectations run through all aspects of school life.

All schools are required to have a behaviour policy that supports effective behaviour management. Governing boards are responsible for monitoring how the policy is implemented and the impact on pupils.

Our behaviour questions are examples of the type governors and trustees might ask in full governing board meetings, committee meetings or on monitoring visits.

The questions cover the following themes:

  • the behaviour policy
  • the training and support staff receive to implement the policy
  • the support pupils receive to achieve high standards of behaviour

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