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AMA CHAIR HITS OUT AT NASUWT DISRUPTIVE PUPIL CLAIMS

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The education chair of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities has hit out at 'extraordinary' teacher union cla...
The education chair of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities has hit out at 'extraordinary' teacher union claims of the number of unteachable children at a school in Halifax.

Nigel de Gruchy, general secretary of the National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers, said that The Ridings School, where teachers are demanding 60 pupils are excluded, was far from an isolated case.

But The Scotsman reports (p1) that Graham Lane commented: 'We are in grave danger that the idea that so many children are unteachable will push the government to take panic measures.'

On the NASUWT view that the allegedly violent and disruptive children should be removed to special schools, Mr Lane said: 'Special schools only ever took a maximum of 2% of the school population. I find it extraordinary that anybody should think that in any one of our comprehensive schools there are 10% of pupils whose behaviour is so bad they should be expelled.'
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