Father calls in Labour pledge

4th July 1997 at 01:00
The father of the fourth-year pupil at the centre of the Dumfries case reminded the Government this week that Labour's election manifesto committed the party to "speedy but fair procedures to remove teachers unsuited to the job".

He said he had been in touch with Russell Brown, the MP for Dumfries and former Labour leader on the council, who hoped to raise the matter with Brian Wilson, the Education Minister.

The parent noted that the EIS had welcomed the minister's declaration of "zero tolerance" of bullying and violence in schools but observed that "not all school bullies are pupils".

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now