Will 'new deal' improve school discipline?
"No touch" rules discouraging teachers from restraining and comforting children are to be scrapped, as part of a "new deal" for teachers. Do you welcome the change?
Teachers would also be given the right to anonymity when faced by allegations from pupils, Education Secretary Michael Gove says in an interview with the Guardian.
Mr Gove promised to change the rules on school discipline, saying the current system was too complicated.
The education secretary said he did not believe staff should be able to hit children. But he said teachers need to know they can physically restrain pupils.
Are you a parent or a teacher? What do you think of these plans? Will they help teachers control unruly pupils? Or do you think there is a place for "no touch" rules?
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