UK School Bans Terms ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ to Describe Children's Behaviour

UK School Bans Terms ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ to Describe Children's Behaviour


A school in Leicestershire, England, has banned the terms “good” and “bad” to describe pupil behaviour because the headteacher wanted to remove “emotional words” from classroom management.

Teachers at Loughborough Amherst School will instead describe good and bad behaviour as either “skilful or unskilful”, with headmaster Dr Julian Murphy saying the policy, loaned from Buddhism, was “designed to take the emotional heat out of language”.

Speaking to the i newspaper, Dr Murphy said that while he did not want teachers to be “soft”, he didn’t want them to be “shouty”, either, or to “make pupils feel guilty”.

“I think it’s human psychology, even when you’re an adult – if people make you feel guilty, then you get angry and then actually that’s when

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