Teachers are educators, not counter-terrorism police

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philipjohn
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philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 4 years ago

Suggests that the duty on teachers to monitor students for signs of extreme views be removed, after teachers have warned that the impact will stifle free speech.

@philipjohn edited manifesto/education.md - over 4 years ago

All state secondary schools will have an elected students council, and student president. The student president, who will need to be at key stage 4, will represent students on the board of governors.

Focus on Education

We will remove the guidelines[^4] that force teachers to act as counter-terrorism officers and that stifle free speech within the learning environment.

yellowgopher

@yellowgopher - over 4 years ago

Careful here - teachers have a duty of care anyway and that will always include monitoring behaviour! It is a rather stupid additional requirement anyway (we should trust teachers' professionalism) but I'm not sure it makes much difference in reality...!