The content in this section provides advice and guidance for schools about their legal powers and duties in relation to behaviour and attendance, as well as the latest news and information.
Statutory guidance for local authorities.
Statutory guidance 20 May 2013
Information on funding, staffing and legislation for pupil referral units (PRUs) since 1 April 2013.
General article 04 April 2013
Advice for schools and sixth-form colleges wishing to use automated biometric recognition systems.
Departmental advice 27 February 2013
Statutory guidance for local authorities, headteachers and governing bodies of schools, pupil referral units and other providers of alternative provision.
Statutory guidance 29 January 2013
Information about Charlie Taylor's reviews of alternative provision and attendance. The report on alternative provision is available to download, along with the Government's response.
Multi-page article 09 November 2012
Information and guidance on changes made to local authorities' power to prosecute for non-attendance.
General article 03 September 2012
Charlie Taylor was asked by the Secretary of State for Education to conduct a review of school attendance. He published his report on attendance on 16 April 2012.
General article 31 July 2012
Charlie Taylor, the Government’s behaviour expert, advises schools on simple techniques to promote calm and good conduct in the classroom.
General article 26 April 2012