“We know that just one child’s poor behaviour in the classroom can lead to a negative impact on our children’s learning.”
Mr Perrottet also announced the government will more than double the number of behaviour specialists in NSW public schools from 70 to 200.
Focus on root causes
“It might be anxiety, it might be a lack of engagement and a lack of academic challenge, so I think behaviour is a convenient umbrella term, but the actual root cause of what is driving those behaviours, which might be disruptive is what needs to be addressed.”
Cleo Westhorpe, one of the founders of Pivot PL. Source: Supplied
Pivot Pl’s survey, which involved 38 Australian schools, found 11 per cent of students indicated they were either ”struggling” or “not so good.”
Ms Westhorpe said learning difficulties, disabilities and mental health all needed to be taken into account.
“It’s highlighted how we really do need a very individualised approach for students, and they’ll all respond to different things at different times.”
Teacher shortage not helping
“This is interrupting the learning of thousands of students every single day.
With additional reporting by AAP.