Sunday, May 04, 2008

The National Association of Head Teachers and bad behaviour

A BBC report on the union's 2007 conference:

Parents too often encourage their children to behave badly at school by giving endless excuses for their behaviour, head teachers have said.

The National Association of Head Teachers said parents had responsibilities as well as rights.

At its annual conference, it voted unanimously to work with the government to enforce a "respect agenda" and reduce harassment of school staff.

And a BBC report on this year's conference:

Teachers at a conference have jeered a minister after she talked about league tables and tests in schools.

The flashpoint involved Children's Minister Beverley Hughes at the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) conference, in Liverpool.

During a question-and-answer session, she said teaching was a great job, but was jeered again by a large proportion of the teachers in the hall.

If headteachers behave like this, is it such a surprise that their pupils are badly behaved?

See me afterwards, headmaster.

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