“It Just Grinds You Down”

Persistent disruption is endemic in English schools, according to research carried out for Policy Exchange. In one of the most extensive investigations ever conducted into pupil behaviour, Deltapoll found that 75% of teachers think that low level disruption occurs frequently or very frequently in their schools and that 72% of them know a colleague who has “left the teaching profession because of bad behaviour”. It is also having a major impact on pupils’ ability to learn, according to a majority of teachers.

Policy Exchange would like to thank the Law Family Educational Trust for their support, which made this report and the research involved possible.

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