Poor behaviour ‘not taken seriously enough in schools’

The issue of poor behaviour in schools has not been taken seriously enough, says a review by England’s behaviour tsar Tom Bennett.

The extent of the problem has been underestimated in official data kept by Ofsted, he warns.

Schools with particular problems should be funded to provide internal units to deal with troubled pupils, he added.

Ofsted said effective behaviour management was essential for pupils’ learning, development and wellbeing.

Read Tom Bennett’s independent review on behaviour in schools and the government’s response here.