According to the recent Ofsted figures, over 50% of secondary school teachers never drive uncontrollable pupils out of classrooms for senior managers to discipline them,12,5 % of them do not want to keep children at school after lessons and over 25% never shout at yobs. The majority of schools state they have replaced the traditional method of pupils’ punishment with the system of praise and rewards to encourage their good behavior.
Administrators of many schools are worried about the fact that the lack of classroom discipline may force a lot of teachers to leave their jobs as 20% of English state schools teachers say that pupils’ behavior is not good enough to bear.
Charlie Taylor, a governmental behavior consultant, said that teachers believed it was necessary to introduce particular measures to keep high standards of discipline at schools. It is impossible for teachers to teach and for pupils to study if they are interrupted by pupils’ constant misconduct. To solve the problem, a behavior management subject should be introduced for teachers undergoing practical training.
The Department for Education ordered researchers to carry out a poll of about 1,700 teachers working at English state schools in order to become aware of their opinions about behavior standards and control over pupils. According to the poll results, 25% of interviewees said their schools lacked disciplined pupils and 60% of them stated that this factor caused many teachers to resign from their positions. However, they still did not resort to outdated methods to keep classroom discipline. About 51% of secondary school teachers said they never sent yobs to headmaster’ office, 13% of them did not issue detentions, 28% did not shout at pupils regardless of their behavior. As for primary schools, 95% of teachers avoided leaving kids after lessons to punish them, 42% did not scream at them, and 17% did not send kids to senior managers.
The most popular method to maintain discipline of pupils is considered to be the system of praise and rewards. Most teachers also contact yobs’ parents and inform them of their children’s misconduct.