Schools: Bad Behaviour — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:54 pm on 25th March 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Massey of Darwen Baroness Massey of Darwen Labour 2:54 pm, 25th March 2014

My Lords, I thank the Minister for that response. Does he agree that many schools in challenging areas with challenging pupils nevertheless have good behaviour and good discipline? Why does he think that is? Does he also agree that positive strategies in schools, rather than punitive ones such as picking up litter or writing lines, are more effective in combating bad behaviour?