Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Strengthening discipline and improving behaviour in schools
The government has launched a consultation on how to strengthen discipline and behaviour in schools, delivering on our manifesto commitment to raise standards and supporting young people’s recovery from the impact of the pandemic.
We all want our children to learn in a safe and calm environment, where they are free from the disruption caused to teachers and pupils by poor behaviour in schools.
That is why the government has launched a call for evidence asking teachers and parents for their views on how to enforce good behaviour in schools – including on maintaining a calm classroom, the usage of removal rooms, and creating mobile phone-free school days.
This will help to strengthen behaviour standards in schools – levelling up opportunity so that every child, no matter where they grow up, can get a world class education.