Use Reasonable Force on Classroom Yobs, Teachers Told

New guidance issued on the 11th July states that staff in schools England should use “reasonable” measures to remove disruptive children from classrooms, break up fights and stop pupils attacking other teachers or classmates.

The guidance also states that “no touch” policies to avoid being sued are banned and that head teachers should not automatically suspend teachers accused of using “excessive force” on young people.

You can view the guidance on the Department for Education website at:

You and also see a video of the Education Secretary Michael Grove talking about the new powers by going to:

And you can read an article on a teacher who took his school to tribunal and won £70,000 in compensation by going to:£70,000_Compensation

Then, if you would like to be trained as a trainer to deliver legally defensible courses for teachers in how to use force to control and restrain pupils go to:


I am the Director and National Coach Tutor of NFPS Ltd., a specialist provider of Conflict Risk Management Consultancy and Training with specific expertise in Physical Restraint, Breakaway and Self-Defence. In addition to providing training, advice, consultancy and guidance on the physiological aspects mentioned above, we also provide training in NLP, Hypnosis and Meditation as these skills combined provide a holistic way to improve our psychology. By helping people improve both, their physiology and their psychology, we provide a complete and holistic approach to training and development.

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One comment on “Use Reasonable Force on Classroom Yobs, Teachers Told
  1. Matt Hill says:

    Thanks Mark, I will certainly be taking the staff at our school through this.

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