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Teachers ‘victims of abuse under behaviour policy’

Under a new approach to behaviour, teacher 'negativity' is being blamed for poor pupil behaviour, a union has warned

This week’s edu-buzzphrase? Restorative behaviour policies. The NASUWT teaching union has sparked a debate by claiming that an approach championing “restorative sessions” is being “abused” by senior management, piling extra workload onto already-overstretched teachers. It has also claimed that the approach has led to accusations that “teacher negativity” is to blame for poor behaviour.

The union has raised concerns about The Pivotal Approach to Behaviour Management, which is used in more than 1,000 schools and colleges and is advocated by consultants from Pivotal Education.

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