Individual teachers should not decide school policy, it has been claimed.
According to the National Association of Primary Education (Nape), they should not be required to make major decisions about the curriculum.
"At least not the macro decisions, the hundreds of immediate micro decisions taken alongside the child are the stuff of good teaching," said John Coe, a spokesman for the organisation.
"Decisions on a whole school basis should be made collectively and after consideration of professional and other advice received from all those who have a stake in the school, eg. links with university research, inspectors, and advisers, parents and so on."
The Department for Education recently published guidance for teachers regarding behaviour and classroom management.
According to government expert advisor on behaviour Charlie Taylor, the guidance is designed to enable teachers to do their job without lessons being disrupted by unruly pupils.
Posted by Katy Kearns