An Evaluation of the Provision to meet the Needs of Pupils with Persistent and Challenging Behaviour in Special Schools

Date published: 05 November 2013

Type: Surveys / Evaluations
Organisational phase: Special Education

This report was commissioned by the Department of Education. The report aims to provide an extensive evidence base about the impact of challenging behaviour in special schools and to inform future policy developments. 


It examines the extent of challenging behaviour across the schools, its impact on pupils and staff, staff views and the effectiveness of external support. The report highlights the lessons learnt from practice and from action undertaken since the previous inspections (2004 and 2007)1 It concludes with a number of recommendations for schools and policymakers.