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: http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a0076417/new-powers-for-teachers-to-improve-discipline-in-schools
You and also see a video of the Education Secretary Michael Grove talking about the new powers by going to: http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/multimedia/a0076578/michael-gove-on-behaviour
And you can read an article on a teacher who took his school to tribunal and won £70,000 in compensation by going to: http://www.nfps.info/_webapp_282883/Sacked_School_Worker_Wins_£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: http://www.nfps.info/NFPS-BTEC-Level-3-Restraint-and-Breakaway-Instructors-Course