Event Summary

The latest data shows that the most common reason for suspensions and permanent exclusions is persistent disruptive behaviour.* On average, teachers reported that for every 30 minutes of lesson time, 6.3 minutes were lost due to misbehaviour. Where behaviour is poor, pupils and staff can suffer from a number of issues including: lost learning time, child-on-child abuse, anxiety, bullying, violence, and distress.**

Join Westminster Insight’s Behaviour in Schools Digital Conference for the latest guidance, strategies and initiatives for improving pupils’ behaviour in schools. How can you create a positive behaviour culture and effectively respond to misbehaviour in your school?

We will hear from a wide range of organisations, including the Department for Education, mainstream schools, multi-academy trusts, PRUs, VCSE and multi-agency partners. You will hear from Behaviour Hubs about the creation of effective and sustainable behaviour cultures. Learn about successful behaviour initiatives and targeted interventions for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with SEND, health and mental health needs.

We will share best practice on the appropriate use of sanctions and interventions, including advice on suspensions and exclusions. Attend a surgery session to hear about the latest guidance covering the use of mobile phones in schools, plus ask your questions about issues such as searching, confiscation, the use of physical force and supporting children after a sanction.

We will share good practice for dealing with bullying, discrimination, misogyny, sexual harassment and challenges that your school may be facing. Benchmark your policies and improve your approach to partnership working with parents and multi-agency partners from outside of the school setting.

*Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England

**National Behaviour Survey 2023

Key Points

  • Building a positive behaviour culture across the whole school
  • Addressing the underlying causes of disruptive behaviour
  • Responding to misbehaviour – appropriate use of interventions and sanctions
  • Responding to behaviour of pupils with special educational needs, mental health needs and disability
  • Guidance on specific behaviour issues such as bullying, violence, sexual harassment and online abuse in schools
  • Early intervention, prevention and supporting children after a sanction
  • Sharing information and working across agencies
  • Self-regulating techniques for children
  • Reducing suspension and exclusion rates through comprehensive and positive behaviour approaches.