Pupil violence causes teachers to vote for strike action at local special school


TEACHERS AT Lanchester Special School in Castle Bromwich have voted to strike because of assaults from pupils. There have been 62 ‘retraints’ involving injury or risk of injury by pupils on teachers and on other pupils at the school since September.
The school has 29 pupils. It was last inspected by Ofsted in 2007, and was given a Grade 3 (satisfactory). It achieved a higher grade (grade 2= good) in only two out of twenty-six categories – it was given a grade 2 for the behaviour of the pupils, and a similar grade for ‘How well learners enjoy their education’.
Special Schools are for pupils who have failed to fit into mainstream education, often because of behavioural difficulties. Solihull Council say they are disappointed by the teachers’ decision.

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One response to “Pupil violence causes teachers to vote for strike action at local special school

  1. 29 pupils – that is more of a classroom than a school. For so many attacks by so few pupils does make it sound a dangerous place for the teachers. Solihull council may be disappointed, but teachers have a right to work without being in fear for their safety.