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Teachers to be held accountable for crime?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by peter12171, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

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  2. Catgirl1964

    Catgirl1964 Occasional commenter

    How on Earth is this going to work in practice? Impossible. Whatever next!
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  3. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

    It's not, of course. Standard political smoke and mirrors designed to fool the general public into thinking that the problems are being addressed while nothing is actually being done.
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    SEBREGIS Lead commenter

    Because obviously, if a kid was in my class with a knife, or boasting about how they were going to ‘shank someone up’, as it stands at the moment I wouldn’t be interested. As long as he’s done his homework and his uniform is OK, I’m good with him bringing a Kbar to sharpen his pencils with.

    ******* idiots.
  5. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

  6. A_Million_Posts

    A_Million_Posts Star commenter

    I saw this and wondered if it was an April Fool.
  7. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    This is a proposal from Sajid Javid

    Sajid Javid would like to be Prime Minister

    Talking tough on crime helps you get elected Prime Minister in the Conservative Party

    There is likely to be a vacancy for Prime Minister very soon.

    Could these things be connected in any way?
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  8. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    On the other hand he allowed himself to be photographed like this:D:

  9. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

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  10. moscowbore

    moscowbore Senior commenter

    April fool surely???
  11. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

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  12. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Which is the funny part? Teachers have been killed by pupils with knives.
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  13. Deirds

    Deirds Senior commenter

    Home Office passing on responsibilities...old hat. Didn't they want schools to act as Immigration Investigators at one point? Who needs police?
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  14. moscowbore

    moscowbore Senior commenter

    Not funny ha ha. Funny impossible to ever enforce.

    Are the police going to go to the school of every kid convicted of knife crime to see what teachers did not inform the authorities that the kid was likely to stab someone?

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    SEBREGIS Lead commenter

  16. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    No, but the government are desperate to reduce crime without having to pay for more police officers.
  17. bessiesmith

    bessiesmith Occasional commenter

    Baffling. I presume the consultation went something on the lines of:
    'What are we going to do about knife crime?'
    'God knows, I haven't a clue. Isn't there someone else we can place the blame on?'
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  18. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Probably closer to the truth than we realise. The question this government faces on so many issues, as you say, not what we can do but who can we blame?
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  19. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    The Consultation hasn't actually started yet. Being launched today I think. It will run until May. Javid might have lost interest in it by then, who knows who will be running the country in May ;)

    EDIT Just appeared within last hour


    EDIT2 From a quick skim though it the media claim that schools/teachers "could be held accountable for failing to spot violent crime among young people under government plans" is not correct. It was presumably written before they had seen the actual proposal. There's nothing in that says that as far as I can see.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2019
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  20. MacGuyver

    MacGuyver Occasional commenter

    The article has been updated since it initially posted. If enacted I can see a whole raft of "just in case" referrals.

    "X swore at me, he might turn violent"
    "He gave me a funny look"
    "He was holding his pen like a knife, it could be a threatening gesture"

    If we're to be held accountable, we'll have to cover our own ***** and report everything even remotely concerning.

    I wonder if I'll get a payrise to add the role of police officer to my portfolio of teacher, counsellor, psychiatrist and social worker.
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