A takeaway owner called the police after he says two teachers from a nearby school blocked pupils from going inside his entrance. Cotham School has had a policy of patrolling the streets around the school after lessons end for the day at 2.45pm. Students are banned from entering the various shops and businesses between the school and Stokes Croft until 3.15pm. This week, Cotham School’s business manager Allison Crossland told Bristol Live the teachers have the authority over what the pupils do, even after the end of the school day. She said the school was using powers given to schools in Michael Gove’s 2011 Education Act, which gives the authority over the conduct of pupils in certain circumstances outside the school gates and after the end of the school day. “We supervise the parade of shops there and all the way from the school to the bottom of Nine Tree Hill, it isn’t just these shops,” said Ms Crossland. https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/takeaway-owner-calls-police-cotham-3593489 Will you be out in your Hi-Viz tomorrow?