Behaviour management strategies, in-school units and managed moves

Closed 10 Aug 2021

Opened 29 Jun 2021


We're seeking views to understand how schools utilise their behaviour strategies to manage common behavioural challenges.

Why your views matter

To help inform our review of the behaviour and discipline guidance and suspensions and permanent exclusions guidance later this year, we have launched a call for evidence on behaviour management strategies, banning mobile phones from the school day, in-school units and managed moves.

We want to improve the available evidence and understand how we can improve the experiences of all children and young people in school. We also want to know how schools create a culture where all pupils and staff feel safe, where they feel wanted and welcomed, and where they can reach their full potential.

What happens next

We are grateful to you for taking the time to contribute to this call for evidence which will be used to inform the revised guidance on behaviour and discipline and the guidance on suspensions and permanent exclusions.


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Local authorities
  • Designated safeguarding leads
  • Virtual school heads
  • SENCOs
  • Educational Psychologists
  • School business managers
  • Pupils
  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents
  • Employers
  • Community representatives
  • Volunteers
  • Social workers
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Government bodies and departments
  • Those evaluating programmes for children in need
  • Those involved in underlying theoretical research on abuse and neglect, child development etc
  • Those researching children’s social care or education systems, with links to educational outcomes of Children in Need
  • Universities
  • Social workers
  • Team managers
  • Service managers
  • Principle social workers
  • Directors of children's services
  • Adult and mental health practitioners
  • School nurses
  • Clinical commissioning groups


  • Education
  • Adoption
  • Fostering
  • Care leavers and former looked-after children
  • Friends and family care
  • Health and wellbeing (Looked after children)
  • Programmes and initiatives (Looked after children)
  • Social care standards and guidance
  • Special guardianship
  • Support in education
  • Academies
  • Admissions
  • Governance
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Intervention
  • Planning
  • Pupil data
  • Statutory policies and guidance
  • Travel to school and colleges
  • Keeping children safe in education and other settings
  • Preventing neglect, abuse and exploitation
  • Safeguarding disabled children
  • Social workers' standards
  • Alternative provision
  • Attendance and absence
  • Behaviour and discipline
  • Training and development
  • Disabled children
  • SEND code of practice
  • Teaching and learning (SEND)
  • Equality
  • Accountability