Girls getting more unruly, say teachers
They are generally sneakier and cause just as much trouble in class as boys, staff have reported. Almost half of the teachers questioned said girls were causing more trouble now than five years ago, with a similar number noticing a decline in behaviour over the past two years.
Girls have been seen bullying others by about half of teachers, while boys have been seen by just one in ten.
However, boys are more disrespectful and verbally and physically aggressive, the poll by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) finds.
‘Girls spread rumours and fall-outs last a long time - boys tend to sort it out fairly quickly,’ said a 34-year-old teacher from Reading.
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