School where pupils walk to class in silence should be ‘replicated across UK’, education secretary says

Sky News is reporting that schools with good disciplinary records should partner with those that are struggling to form “behaviour hubs” and replicate successful models across the UK, the education secretary has said.

Gavin Williamson has said there is no reason why teachers should be physically or verbally assaulted by pupils in their classrooms, and has called for “strong discipline” and “traditional teaching values”.

The behaviour hubs would enable schools with exemplary behaviour to work with other schools that want to improve.

The schools would learn from each other, share good practice and equip other heads and senior leaders with the skills to improve their approach.

A survey last year by the NASUWT union found that 89% of teachers said they had experienced physical or verbal abuse in the last 12 months.

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  1. Depressing. It sounds like Victorian England. Schools are being made more like prisons every day. Does this man have any professional background in education at all or did he just qualify for his job by going to a fee paying independent school with his Tory mates?

  2. Anonymous

    Forcing children to walk to class in silence is not teaching them how to behave appropriately in the outside world – it is mindless control, possibly indicating a lack of professional skill amongst senior staff in a school.

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