Teachers urge behaviour fines

The teaching union Nasuwt Scotland is calling for a national
standard of acceptable pupil behaviour with fines for parents who
fail to keep their children in order.

The union is proposing a new contract between all partners in
education. Parents would need to sign the contracts and there would
be penalties for non-compliance.

“Parents must be held accountable for the behaviour of their sons
and daughters,” said Ian Clydesdale, Nasuwt Scotland’s

The contract urges parents to ensure homework has been completed,
to ensure their children attend school and to support the school in
all aspects of its pupil discipline policy.

Parents who fail to comply could be forced to attend parenting
classes, be referred to the local social work department, or face
cash penalties.

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