25 Sep '14

News Headteachers too soft on unruly pupils, says Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw

Angry response from teaching unions as report says an hours teaching a day is lost to disruptive behaviour in classroomsHeadteachers who fail to enforce school discipline and blur the lines between friendliness and familiarity with unruly pupils are tolerating behaviour such as humming and fidgeting that disrupts lessons and takes up valuable teaching time, the head of Ofsted has warned.Sir Michael Wilshaws comments, which came as the schools inspectorate in England released a report and survey on low-level disruptive behaviour during lessons, were immediately challenged by representatives of headteachers and drew an angry response from teaching unions. They cast the report as an attempt to drum up fear. Continue reading...

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