Teacher Voice Omnibus May 2013 Survey: Pupil Behaviour
04 July 2013
The Department for Education submitted questions to the May 2013 NFER Teacher Voice omnibus survey which asked teachers about their perceptions of pupil behaviour; training and support in behaviour management; teacher powers and school policies on behaviour and on pupils’ use of mobile phones; and perceptions around the causes of poor pupil behaviour and parents’ respect for a teacher’s authority to discipline pupils. Some questions were included in previous Teacher Voice surveys. 1703 teachers completed the survey in May 2013, providing a nationally representative and up-to-date picture of practice.
- Respondents were largely positive about the standard of pupil behaviour in their schools
- The majority of teachers felt well equipped to manage pupil behaviour
- Around half of teachers agreed that appropriate training to manage pupil behaviour is available in their school for all classroom teachers
- Over half of respondents agreed that generally parents respect a teacher’s authority to discipline pupils
- Parental influences or the home environment were the most commonly selected factors causing poor behaviour in schools
- More than half of teachers said they always feel confident that senior staff would support them when disciplining a pupil.