Headteacher Ian Fenn
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Head teacher: 'I don't accept that children are worse today'

Low-level, persistent disruptive behaviour in England's schools is affecting pupils' learning and damaging their life chances, inspectors warn.

Ofsted says teachers are frustrated that those in leadership positions are not doing enough to ensure high standards of pupil behaviour.

Heads say the claims are not backed up by the evidence of inspections.

Manchester head teacher Ian Fenn told the BBC that children's behaviour was not worse than in previous decades. He said "speeding up the whole tempo of the school day" can improve behaviour in schools.

  • 25 Sep 2014
  • From the section UK
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