Pupil behaviour improving, suggests teacher survey
Pupil behaviour is better than four years ago, suggests a government survey of teachers - but a quarter still say it is not good.
The survey of 1,600 teachers found three in four teachers (76%) rated behaviour as good or very good, a six percent rise on a 2008 study.
But 6% said it was poor or very poor and three fifths said it was driving out some teachers.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb said he was committed to improving behaviour.
The survey, which was commissioned by the Department for Education, revealed teachers were increasingly positive about classroom behaviour, particularly in primary schools.
In secondary schools 8% of teachers said behaviour was poor or very poor against a figure of 5% for primary teachers.
The majority (85%) said they felt well equipped to deal with unruly behaviour.
Read more ... (BBC News - 26 June)