Without a strong commitment to discipline, effective teaching and learning cannot take place. Every school needs a clear policy on the standards of behaviour that are expected of pupils and a strategy for managing disaffected pupils.

This topic sets out what these should cover and also when teachers can use reasonable force to discipline a pupil. Information about searching pupils for prohibited weapons and dealing with aggressive pupils can be found in the Violence Prevention topic.

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