September 25, 2014

Low Level Classroom Disruption Costing Pupils Up to One Hour's Learning per Day 

According to an OFSTED report released today (25th September), disruptive behaviour in the classroom could be costing pupils up to one hour of learning a day.

Most teachers felt they could deal with the behaviour issues they faced and parental opinion echoed this. The report pointed to headteacher leadership as one of the key factors for setting standards and addressing disruptive behaviour.

Previously OFSTED has rated behaviour in schools as 'good', resulting in some confusion over these latest findings. Possibly a focus on more challenging behaviours has lead to greater tolerance of lower level disruption.

 Maybo training to support headteachers and teachers manage challenging behaviours   

Below the radar: low-level disruption in the country’s classrooms