More Focus on Culture and Behaviour in New Year for Schools – According To Recent Ofsted Report

As a result of growing concerns over behaviour standards that are tolerated in some schools, the Ofsted inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has in his recent Ofsted 2013’s annual report said that Ofsted will introduce a ‘no-notice’ inspection period for schools that routinely allow pupils to disrupt lessons, swear at teachers and flout uniform policies will be scrapped.

According to the Telegraph report, “The move is designed to stop schools over-preparing for inspections. Previously, teachers have admitted sending the most disruptive pupils on school trips or bribing them to behave.

Inspectors will the New Year, place a renewed focus on the “culture and behaviour” of pupils as part of future reports on schools. According to figures, “eight per cent of state schools in England currently have poor standards of behaviour. In all, some 700,000 pupils attend these schools.”

A spokesman said: “Ofsted is right to place a high premium on good behaviour. Bad classroom behaviour is hugely disruptive to children’s education. It means teachers can’t teach and pupils can’t learn.

“A robust behaviour policy, properly enforced, is the bedrock of all outstanding schools’ success. That is why we have strengthened teachers’ powers to put them back in charge of their classrooms and their schools.”

As parents, we have a part to play as well in reinforcing with our children that being disruptive in class is not allowed and not to ‘follow the crowd’. It is very important that our children know that disruptiveness in class will not be tolerated at home. Sometimes I have my kids say, “but everyone was laughing, I reply that with.. “the last time I knew you, your name was not ‘everyone’” We all have a major part to play in this.

source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10511288/Ofsted-schools-face-no-notice-inspections-in-behaviour-crackdown.html#disqus_thread

As parents, we have a part to play as well in reinforcing with our children that being disruptive in class is not allowed and not to ‘follow the crowd’. It is very important that our children know that disruptiveness in class will not be tolerated at home. Sometimes I have my kids say, “But everyone was laughing, I reply that with… “The last time I knew you, your name was not ‘everyone’ ” Let us all play our parts in this.

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