A debate on the use of appropriate restraint to stop violence A panel of school governors discuss their legal responsibilities in relation to a series of events in a hypothetical school. After watching reconstructions they debate exactly where the duties of the school governors lie. School governor expert, Paul McGann, monitors the panel’s discussion providing advice and guidance on dealing with the issues raised.

The team of governors discuss the area of suitable pupil control and restraint, when a child is injured as a teacher steps in to stop a fight. The debate develops further when the parents of the child complain to the school and the panel attempt to address their concerns. Finally the governors explore how they can influence the culture of a school in order to avoid such problems arising in the first place.

The programme will be of value to school governors who are keen to understand more about their role and how to ensure that they are acting in the best interests of their school.

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