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Schools urged to crack down on classroom misbehaviour

Schools in England are suffering from a culture of "casual acceptance" of classroom misbehaviour, the Ofsted chief inspector has warned.

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Detailed breakdown of Ofsted report findings

Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw's second annual report also found:

  • Poor white children - the largest proportion of children eligible for free school meals, a key measure of poverty - are lagging far behind their classmates. Since 2007, their attainment has improved at a slower rate than other ethnic groups.
  • There are only three local authorities where fewer than 60% of primary-age pupils attend a school rated good or better, compared to 23 last year.
  • In 13 local authorities less than half of secondary-age pupils attend a good or outstanding school.
  • Teaching was rated good or outstanding in 65% of schools, compared to 62% last year.
  • But there were more maths and English lessons judged to be less than good by inspectors than many other subjects.

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