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Government to give teachers new powers to deal with classroom indiscipline

16/09/2011 Kelly
The approach to teaching jobs could change with the government's announcement that it is to hand more power to teachers to deal with badly behaved students.

Following a YouGov survey on behalf on the Times Education Supplement (TES) that revealed almost half of parents back a return to corporal punishment, education secretary Michael Gove revealed the plans.

Teachers will be allowed to use force when necessary to restrain pupils and will also be given the right to search students for objects being used to disrupt lessons.

Mr Gove said: "The right every child deserves to be taught properly is currently undermined by the twisting of rights by a minority who need to be taught an unambiguous lesson in who is boss."

Following the recent rioting, a fundamental failure of discipline was widely considered to lie at the root of the problem. In light of this the government plans to give teachers more behaviour management training.

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