Briefing 1 - Comments on pupil behaviour

Created on: 10 Dec 2020

Within the EIS November survey, thousands of comments from teachers were collected on issues such as behaviour in the classroom, their health, and wider safety concerns about working in schools.

This is the first in a series of briefings, that the EIS will issue to the Scottish Government outlining the experiences of EIS members. Some comments have been redacted to ensure they do not identify individual schools or members.

Key Issues

  • 85 comments mentioned behaviour in their response (not all are included in this briefing)

  • Teachers feeling unsupported when they challenge pupils who are not following the Guidance

  • ASN teachers feeling that they cannot follow the Guidance and keep themselves safe

  • Lack of PPE, with some teachers having to supply their own

  • Guidance impossible to follow for many due to large class sizes, or managing pupil behaviour

  • High levels of anxiety amongst staff and pupils

Pupil Behaviour Briefing

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