An expert panel discuss gang-related incidents in schools Using an imaginary case study, Mike Baker asks an expert panel of pracititioners how they would tackle escalating gang related incidents within their school. How involved should teachers get with troublesome pupils? How do you deal with the threat of violence to you or others without putting yourself in danger? The panel, including headteachers Philip O’Hear and Richard Ewen, diversity expert Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, and Graham Robb, interim chair of the Youth Justice Board, wrestle with dilemmas posed by an imaginary pupil. He lives in a gang-dominated estate and faces intimidation both on the street and at school. How can the violence be curbed and how can vulnerable pupils be dissuaded from signing up to the dominant gang culture?

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