§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the provision that local education authorities make for their most difficult pupils; and how many local education authorities have been studied in this regard.
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
None. As part of its detailed inquiry into discipline in schools, the Elton committe asked local education authorities about their provision for pupils whose behaviour teachers found most difficult to manage. Their report commented on both the nature and quality of the provision made and has been beneficial to local authorities in helping them to devise strategies for dealing with difficult pupils.
For the future, inspecting teams appointed under the Education (Schools) Act 1992 will pay particular attention to schools' arrangements for securing good discipline and behaviour.