The suggestion in the framing of this report that poor behaviour is a reflection of poor choices is unhelpful.
ASCL would like to see a language of consequences rather than sanctions.
Schools require sufficient time to establish and refresh vision, values and consistent strategies. This requires protected CPD time. In ASCL’s Blueprint for a Fairer Education System
we recommend schools and colleges are provided with more time for engaging with professional learning.
Behaviour is everybody’s business, and the adoption of whole school responsibilities requires a model of distributed leadership. This needs to be made even clearer in the guidance.
ASCL would like the behaviour guidance to explcitly link exclusion policy with other polices and guidance including Safeguarding, SEND, Attendance and Mental Health and Wellbeing and ensure these policies are aligned.
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