"An investigation into how to train teachers to tackle poor pupil behaviour will be expanded to cover wider issues such as the use of mobile phones and other devices in schools," announced Schools Minister Nick Gibb in a statement on Sunday.

"Since 2010, we have given teachers more power to ensure good behaviour in the classroom. But we need to make sure the advice we give to schools and the approaches being used across the country are fit for the 21st century when even primary school pupils may be bringing in phones or tablets," Gibb said.

"That is why we have taken the decision to expand Tom Bennett's review to look at how teachers can tackle bad behaviour," he added.