Will more powers improve school discipline?
Currently, heads can only authorise a search of pupils, without their consent if there are reasonable grounds to do so, but only to look for knives or other weapons.
The government also plans to simplify the guidance on the use of force and to give anonymity to teachers when accused of malpractice, amongst other measures to ensure good discipline in schools.
Can these measures help to improve discipline? What other measures would help? Will these new powers help teachers in their daily job? How will this affect pupils?
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