Today the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association condemned the continuing complacency of Scottish Government towards the problem of indiscipline in Scottish schools. The Association called for a re-calibration of the extent of the problem and the resumption of the co-ordinated and government directed action that followed the publication of Better Behaviour Better Learning in 2001.
Alan McKenzie, Acting General Secretary said “We seem to have lost our way a bit since 2001. There once was a clear path to progress set down by Better Behaviour Better Learning. That path has become difficult to navigate because local authorities and indeed individual schools re-invent the wheel on an individual basis. The SSTA has always called for a national plan”.
Margaret Smith, President of the SSTA said 'This issue of indiscipline in Scottish schools, both serious indiscipline and lower level misbehaviour, is an issue which has long concerned me. Over the years I have spoken out against what I consider to be an ad hoc and somewhat complacent attitude on the part of some authorities and managers regarding indiscipline in our schools. Read more