Months of upset over a simple incidentThis is the sort of issue we need to resolve if we really want to get our schools in order. This teacher has been suspended for four months because he 'manhandled' two pupils who had locked another in a storeroom. Read the story here.
It's generally parents like this that cause all the problems for teachers. They shout and scream but not once do they think about their child being the culprit and the teacher just the policeman. Perhaps the legal department could look at what happened here and come down on the two children who caused the problem. Put some discipline and respect back into our schools.
In the meantime the amount of time we take to investigate these issues needs to be significantly shortened. In some cases where investigatory work needs to be done then they have no option but to detain them for 90 days while they do the investigation, but...... Oops, I'm getting my powers mixed up. That should read; In some cases where investigatory work needs to be done then they have no option but to suspend them while they do the investigation. But in most cases I would have thought they could do an investigation, report and hold a hearing within a fortnight.