Pupil powered

20th September 1996 at 01:00
I was concerned by your report (TES, September 6) about the teacher who was bound over for slapping his own child at home. In the same issue, there were reports about lack of parental support for teachers when children misbehave.

If a parent risks prosecution for smacking a naughty child, many more pupils might feel that authority cannot touch them.

PRU KNIGHT 14 Peckforton Drive Runcorn Cheshire

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