Management of behaviour in secondary school
Another fact is that the pupil indiscipline will result in citizen indiscipline in future. The aspirations of the government regarding educational excellence also will be effected negatively and it increases the problems of social exclusion of poor and down trodden that are unable to compete economically.
NASUWT has been raising concerns about behaviour management in secondary schools very frequently. The association has some reservations about the provisions of anti social behaviour bill, which is now an act. The reservations are regarding the application of parenting contracts, orders and penalty notices. The behaviour management which involves penalty and parenting orders can be doubted. There are less instances that the anti social behaviour controlled by penalty measures.1
Actually when the penalty was introduced, the anti social behaviour in the pupils may increase. The pupils who can pay the penalty may find this clause as a route of payment for their anti social behaviour attitudes. It is important to notice that NASUWT has reminded that the schools, which have identified other strategies to contain anti social behaviour need not required to use the provisions in the Anti social behaviour act 2003. The schools which have alternative measure s to contain anti social behaviour and attendance problems must be exempted from the purview of the act.
The methods adopted by the schools should be thoroughly examined by the education department and their effectiveness must be estimated properly. If the strategies being implemented by the schools are effective and are proved scientifically by different studies, then the education or human resource agencies can exempt that school from the purview of the act. The implementation agencies must be careful while estimating the effectiveness of the strategies of various schools.
In this regard also NASUWT has argued strongly. It felt that it would be reasonable if the head teachers and