§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement about the way in which the principles of good classroom management are being implemented by teachers and their trainees; and what contribution his Department has made in this process and to the extent to which implementation has been achieved.
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
In February last year I launched a debate on classroom organisation and teaching methods in primary schools in Wales. Following extensive consultations with teachers in Wales, the Curriculum Council for Wales issued guidance to primary schools on these issues in November. Good classroom practice is a matter for teachers, headteachers and schools and will continue to be subject to inspection either by Her Majesty's inspectors of schools or by inspectors registered by the office of Her Majesty's chief inspectors of schools from September 1993. The criteria for the approval of courses of initial teacher training require that students should be trained in the effective management of groups of pupils.