Tom Bennett’s independent review on behaviour in schools and strategies to support effective behaviour cultures, and the government’s response.


Creating a culture: how school leaders can optimise behaviour

Ref: DFE-00059-2017PDF, 3.33MB, 76 pages

Government response letter to Tom Bennett’s behaviour in schools review

PDF, 341KB, 6 pages


This review highlights strategies that school leaders can use for managing classroom disruption, working with staff, developing rules and policies, using school premises and internal inclusion units.

More information

There’s further guidance and resources, like checklists and tools, at behaviour and discipline in schools.

Published 24 March 2017
Last updated 2 September 2020 + show all updates

  1. Updated details and added link to further resources available.

  2. First published.