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Industrial action at Birmingham School over unruly pupil

2013-09-25 19:56:32

Saltley School
The school says it does "its utmost to ensure
the safety of all pupils and staff"

Teachers in Birmingham are to begin industrial action on Friday after governors overturned a decision to expel a boy who allegedly threatened other children with a knife.

Teaching union NASUWT said teachers at Saltley School would boycott meetings and refuse to do extra work.

However, a spokeswoman said staff would continue to teach classes.

Police attended an incident involving a pupil and knife on 22 May but officers chose to take no further action.

A teenager was permanently excluded but the decision was overturned by governors.

Saltley School headteacher Balwant Bains has said he has "total confidence in the safety of staff and pupils".

Source: bbc.co.uk

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