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NO COUNCIL CASH TO BEEF UP SCHOOL SECURITY

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A teacher suffered eye damage, a broken arm and severe bruising when he was attacked after challenging a group of y...
A teacher suffered eye damage, a broken arm and severe bruising when he was attacked after challenging a group of youths at an Islington secondary school, The Express reports (p29).

Lack of funding has meant major improvements to increase security at Highbury Grove school has not taken place.

Headteacher Vivien Cutler told the paper: 'We applied for a closed circuit television grant. We were knocked back in that. Neither the local authority nor us have money to improve the school boundary because it's a very large site. It would cost a six-figure sum'.

Teachers' union NASUWT national executive member Martin Johnson said the assault was just one of many he has dealt with this term. It highlighted the need for improved security in schools.
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