‘Three quarters of teachers think of quitting due to this one reason’ – survey

One of the most challenging aspects of being a teacher is dealing with the bad behaviour of students. A recent report, ‘It just grinds you down’, by think tank Policy Exchange, reveals that more than half of teachers believe children’s education is being affected by disruptive behaviour. Report author Dr Joanna Williams disclosed that three quarters are having to regularly cope with poor pupil behaviour and have considered quitting teaching altogether as a consequence.

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“Better pupil behaviour desired by parents, pupils and teachers”
The hard-hitting report also went on to state that pupil behaviour should be included in Ofsted reporting, in the hope of encouraging schools to utilise existing sanctions more consistently rather than drafting new policies. “Our research shows that parents, pupils and teachers want a school environment in which all pupils are expected to behave, are challenged and sanctioned when they do not.”

Parental engagement improves pupil behaviour
While sanctions and policies to deal with bad behaviour will always have their place, Schoop believes the best way to deal with these issues is to nip problems in the bud before they have a chance to escalate. A direct connection between parent and school reinforces discipline while emphasising the mutually supportive nature of the parent-teacher relationship. In this way, academic outcomes are raised, in-school behaviour improved and absenteeism reduced.

Schoop delivers parental engagement
Multi-award-winning parental engagement app Schoop puts the tools to engage parents in the palm of your hand. News and Updates sections enable text, photo and video uploads to keep parents up-to-date with the school community. Unlimited, free push notifications circumvent the admin headache of keeping up-to-date phone records, while automatic translation into over 40 languages and dialects means that no parents are excluded. Private or school-wide communications can be sent and received safely and securely and are GDPR compliant.

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