Talks over behaviour in classes
TA L K S w i l l b e h e l d between Dundee City Council and Scotland’s largest teaching union over how to deal with violent and aggressive pupils.
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) confirmed the meeting will be held i n the wake of concerns raised by staff over t he controversial Alternative to Exclusion scheme.
The initiative was introduced i n 2013 to help tackle exclusion problems in four secondary schools across the city, but it has proved unpopular with some staff.
David Baxter, EIS branch secretary in Dundee, said: “Behaviour in classes is an issue that has been raised and authorities say they want to work with us on this. We’re going to have a meeting with a wide range of bodies representing teachers, classroom assistants and other staff.
“At the moment, each school is running a different variation, so there is a mixed picture across the city. I think we need to look again at what is the best practice for the wider life of the school.”