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Trainee teachers 'to tackle bad behaviour'

28/06/2011 Joanna
Trainee teachers will be taught how to handle students that behave badly, under new government plans.

Classes will be given on how to handle low-level disruption, as well as dealing with homophobic abuse and restraining techniques, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Policymakers are concerned that current trainees are not being prepared well enough to tackle unruly students.

Charlie Taylor, the government's expert advisor on behaviour, commented: "Making sure trainee teachers get the right training in managing behaviour is a hugely important issue. Too many trainee teachers feel under trained, making them more likely to leave the profession."

He added that the government's new teacher training strategy will include more specific training in this area.

In related news, the education secretary Michael Gove earlier this week announced plans to introduce bursaries of up to £20,000 to attract the brightest graduates to teaching.

 Posted by Dolcie Thacker
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