A student has transferred to our school who has, apparently, made accusations about staff elsewhere which have resulted in disciplinary action being taken against them. The student is very strong willed, impetuous and with a vivid imagination. The instruction at our school is that two staff should be with them at all times, except when they are in the toilet. Needless to say that a student with SEN does not not take kindly to this. I would be interested to hear from colleagues working in the sector what insights they have about this sort of situation. I ask because it has been mooted that disciplinary action might well be taken against any member of staff allocated the task of shadowing the student in question if they fail to remain ever vigilant. It goes without saying that there are many and various reasons why this diktat may fail to be honoured in the hurly-burly of a newly minted special school. As ever, the unions (obsessed as they are with protecting the pension rights of their core demographic) seem to be very silent about this. This is doubly annoying. Staff at many independent SEN schools and provisions are paid a pittance but still held accountable to the nth degree by the managements and the various inspectorates, not to mention the utter nonsense that involves managers issuing orders who lack the necessary qualifications or legal nous to fully comprehend precisely it is what they are meant to be doing.