There may be occasions when a member of staff needs to use reasonable force in order to safeguard a pupil. It’s important that the school policy is clear and staff are able to use their judgement to protect their pupils and themselves. In this article, Suzanne O’Connell provides some guidance for schools to use when creating their policy.
Dr. Suzanne O'Connell
Dr Suzanne O’Connell is a freelance writer specialising in education. She is also the Managing Editor of Attendance Matters Magazine. Prior to this she taught for 23 years and was a headteacher of a junior school in Nuneaton for 11 years.