Research and analysis

Teacher voice omnibus: May 2013 survey - pupil behaviour

Report providing an overview of the May 2013 edition of NFER’s teacher voice omnibus survey.



The Department for Education submitted nine questions to NFER’s teacher voice omnibus survey in May 2013. The questions covered the following topics:

  • perceptions of pupil behaviour and managing pupil behaviour
  • awareness of the powers teachers have to discipline pupils, and confidence in using these powers
  • school policies regarding pupils’ use of mobile phones
  • physical intervention by teachers in situations of challenging behaviour
  • perceptions of parents’ respect for teacher’s authority to discipline pupils
  • the causes of poor behaviour in schools
  • support to manage pupil behaviour