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SHEPHARD DEMANDS ACTION ON DISCIPLINE FROM LEAs

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The Education Bill to be announced today will give teachers the greater disciplinary powers they have asked for, ed...
The Education Bill to be announced today will give teachers the greater disciplinary powers they have asked for, education secretary Gillian Shephard told BBC Radio Four's Today programme this morning.

The bill will concentrate on three themes, she said: 'Improving standards, improving discipline...requiring local education authorities to set out plans for dealing with unruly pupils and also increasing parental choice, so that if parents wish it there will be more selection in their local schools'.

Mrs Shephard said she had received an interim report about the Ridings school in Halifax.

'It does seem there has been a management breakdown which should have been prevented by the local education authority, after all they are in charge of that matter', she told Today.

'If I don't see a satisfactory report by the end of the week on what they propose to do about it I will send in her Majesty's Inspectors'.
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