Ah, the behaviour of children. The eternal preoccupation of every parent, and certainly every teacher in the land. The subject of newspaper headlines, innumerable books, studies, and inspection reports on a local and national level. It might almost be a national obsession greater than the weather. Almost.
When we were considering the best place of education for our precious boy, back in 2004, behaviour was one of our main concerns. As a little one, our son was biddable, if random, happy (mostly) to go where he was put and do as he was told, so, knowing that children learn from each other, the thought of what he might pick up from his classmates was a concern. ‘We need him to be with good role models, not be the role model,’ we told ourselves, and duly sent him to a mainstream school.
It shouldn’t be too difficult for them to fit…
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