Still a stigma

8th October 2004 at 01:00
Almost half (46.7 per cent) of experienced teachers in East Ayrshire say that asking their behaviour co-ordinator (BeCo) for help would be an admission of failure.

The authority has pioneered the Framework for Intervention initiative, or staged intervention approach, to resolving classroom difficulties and trained teachers to act as co-ordinators on improving behaviour. The service is intended to be confidential.

Nearly eight out of 10 teachers and heads agree the service is a worthwhile addition. Probationers find the service "incredibly helpful" but more experienced teachers still balk at calling in support.

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