Let us do the counting . . .

11th June 2004 at 01:00
The GTC has rubbished the Scottish Executive inquiry into the gathering of statistics on discipline and proposed an alternative "independent" study to be carried out by itself.

After a meeting late last month with the Executive, council members say it is now agreed that the Executive-led review on statistical information on antisocial and violent incidents "did not allow for the collecting and interpreting of evidence on the prevalence and impact of the so-called petty disruptions by pupils which were a major cause of teacher concerns and lowering of morale".

"A larger and more robust evaluation of such disruptions would be better undertaken under the auspices of GTC Scotland," it contends.

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