As Chase MP I have welcomed the Government’s plans to improve discipline in schools as new analysis of government figures reveals how unacceptable behaviour became in Britain’s schools over the last thirteen years.
Under Labour, 12 children in Staffordshire were excluded every school day for abuse and assault, both physical and verbal, against their teachers and fellow pupils. Across the country as a whole, almost 1,000 children were excluded every day for abuse and assault.
The Government is planning to introduce a series of tough new measures to improve discipline in schools in Staffordshire including: removing the power of appeals panels to send pupils back to schools where they have been permanently excluded by the head teacher and abolishing the requirement on teachers to give 24 hours’ notice for detention.
I am very pleased the Government is introducing these tough but fair new measures to improve school discipline. There are disturbing levels of abuse and assault in our schools and I do not feel enough was done about it by the previous Government.
Teachers should not have to deal with this kind of unacceptable behaviour so frequently. With the Government’s new measures, we can really get to grips with the problem and improve behaviour in schools for everyone’s benefit.
Member since: 4th February 2011
I am a keen sportsman, and try and play rugby, tennis and football on a regular basis.I live in Cannock and London with my girlfriend.I am the MP for Cannock Chase following the largest swing from Labour...