Plans for England’s schools include national behaviour survey

Ministers are to launch a new national behaviour survey as part of its plans to improve standards and lift attainment in schools in England.

It is one of a package of measures outlined in a schools white paper unveiled on Monday, which also includes ambitious new attainment targets for all primary and secondary pupils across the country.

The government says good behaviour is key to enabling effective learning and is currently consulting on new guidance for behaviour in schools, including the use of suspensions and permanent exclusions.

The white paper, the first for six years, also announced plans to ensure that all schools in England offer a minimum school week of 32.5 hours, as well as an ambition for all schools to join academy trusts by 2030, with new powers for councils to establish their own academy trusts.

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