NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates
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Teachers' union: 'Parents to blame for behaviour'

Parents are being accused of abandoning responsibility for their children at the school gates. The NASUWT teaching union says their members are not getting the support they need.

In a survey of 8,000 teachers, more than two thirds said a lack of parental support was the most common reason for pupils misbehaving.

NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates told the BBC: "This has to be a shared responsibility and parents can't just behave as if their responsibility ends at the school gate."

  • 24 Apr 2011
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