Teachers believe that behavioural partnerships could be effective in improving behaviour in class, a new survey finds.
According to results from the Teacher Support Network's 2009 Violence and Disruption Survey the proposed system should benefit the teaching profession.
Although when asked if they were confident that new proposals laid out in the Apprenticeship, Skills, Children and Learning Bill will help reduce knife crime in schools, they were less confident.
More than two-thirds (71.9 per cent) of respondents said they would not feel confident carrying out new measures, which will allow them to search pupils.
Teacher Support Network chief executive Julian Stanley has said it is most important "that teachers have a clear understanding of the disciplinary options available to them and be confident in their use".
She went on to advise that school policies, which are devised to improve behaviour and discipline should "involve the whole school community".
In related news, unions have recently asked schools to make sure teaching assistants
are correctly trained if they are expected to give out medicines to children.