Inclusion doesn’t work for our kids
I’ve reported physical assaults to the head teacher but it’s still happening every week and the pupils involved remain in the class.
If I lifted my hand to my teacher when I was at school you would have been suspended at least and possibly reported to the Children’s Panel.
Now it’s all about inclusion, which means children with serious behavioural issues remain in mainstream classes.
Inclusion doesn’t work. It impacts on every child’s education as I spend a massive proportion of my time on tasks for one pupil, which he doesn’t do anyway.
The personal toll is bad as there’s the stress of trying to keep on dealing with it all.
The problem is top-down policies on discipline and inclusion from educational officials who have no actual contact with pupils.
Headteachers have to try to deliver it all and teachers are left to deal with the chaos which ensues.