SAPS 150 – Should teachers guard takeaways ‘like bouncers’ at home time?

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Should teachers guard takeaways ‘like bouncers’ at home time?

I was asked to chat to Eamonn Holmes on his Drive Time Show on talkRADIO about this story of Police being called after a school banned kids from entering food shops on the way home – even placing teachers as “bouncers” outside a chip shop.

See the Article –> HERE

The children from Cotham School in Bristol are barred from entering at least three convenience stores and a takeaway during home time between 2.45pm and 3.15pm.

I was outraged as a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher – it’s NOT their job to police kebab shops and chicken take-aways – kids don’t learn from such drastic measures – they’ll go there even more as they like challenging adults during the teenage years –  we need to teach them to take responsibility for their food habits – and of course educate parents.

I KNOW it’s a big problem but making teachers bouncers isn’t the answer.

LISTEN TO THE CLIP FROM MY INTERVIEW WITH Eamonn Holmes on TalkRADIO in this week’s episode.

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Q. Dear Sue, my daughter Mollie keeps getting in trouble with her teacher for losing the newsletter that she is supposed to bring home every Friday in her school bag. It gets crumpled, torn, lost and forgotten and she misses telling us about parents’ evenings, Mufti days and school fairs. What can we do – she’s 5 by the way. And YES, we do look in her book bag! - Maggie Bailey from Telford.
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