Graham Lane, chairman of the AMA's education committee, said the case of a disruptive boy at a Nottinghamshire school had prompted much 'irresponsible' comment.
'The government must beware of making legislative changes on the hoof. It would, for example, be a total disaster if children and their parents were denied the right of appeal to an independent body. Without such rights many children could find themselves unjustly put out on the streets.'
He called instead for 'a cool look' at the pressures on schools behind the rise in exclusions and ways of helping excluded children.