WATCH: Schools have ‘blame-the-teacher culture’ on behaviour

NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates reflects on the union’s 2019 annual conference
21st April 2019, 6:18pm

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WATCH: Schools have ‘blame-the-teacher culture’ on behaviour

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Chris Keates Reflects On The 2019 Nasuwt Annual Conference In Belfast.

Some schools are responding to pupil misbehaviour with a “blame-the-teacher culture”, a union leader has warned.

Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT teaching union, reflected on the organisation’s annual conference in Belfast in a Tes video.

She said that pay, working conditions and pupil indiscipline were major issues.

Ms Keates added: “Teachers are feeling they are not being valued as professionals in any of those areas of their work.”

She said larger class sizes and a lack of support for pupils with SEND in mainstream schools were contributing to an increase in pupil indiscipline.

She also raised concerns about a “blame the teacher culture” in how some schools respond to pupil indiscipline.

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