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Dealing with violent pupils is ‘par for the course’

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    What is His Holiness's religious affiliation ?
  3. David Getling

    David Getling Lead commenter

    Health and safety regulations provide a very simple solution, for heads that aren't spineless and indifferent to the welfare of students and teachers.

    Does the violent kid pose a danger to other students or members of staff? Easy to answer, even for SLT, yes. In that case, then by law, there is a legal obligation to protect staff and students. The only guaranteed way to do this is to expel the violent kid. It's that simple!

    Maybe when a head gets sued by the parents of a student that has been attacked, or by a staff member, even the spineless, uncaring heads will do the right (legally required) thing. Perhaps we will see a student or teacher killed and a bad head in court on corporate manslaughter charges.
  4. Annarosa1

    Annarosa1 Occasional commenter

    I was never physically assaulted. But I'm afraid I might have retaliated if I had been. Perhaps my pupils didn't know what to make of a woman six feet tall in shoes.
  5. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    (My highlighting superimposed)

    So why doesn't this happen already?

    Two part answer:

    i) The spinelessness of most English state school teachers (in failing to confront the spineless heads; even when , as always, it is the teachers' health and not the head's which is seriously compromised.)


    ii) The lack of legal and societal concensus on the two items which I have highlighted above, which you perceive as "clear beyond peradventure" but where England (sic) does not share your clarity-of-vision.
  6. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    A risk assessment may state measures to reduce the risk but expelling the pupil concerned is not going to be the only way of managing the risk.

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