Temporary exclusions are useless

4th November 2005 at 00:00
The Government wants teachers to be allowed to use "reasonable force" in school. What an indictment of the way we teach young people!

If pupils were allowed to learn what they wished, "force" would become unnecessary. External discipline is only applied because teachers impose learning on minds that have no desire for it.A potential car mechanic wants to know about cars, not the French Revolution.

All this talk of "force" is retrograde. A new approach is so badly needed - one which accommodates pupils` aspirations.

AJ Marsden. 9 Chester Drive Ramsbottom Bury, Lancashire

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