Kelly to tackle disruption in schools

Education secretary Ruth Kelly is expected to make an
announcement today aimed at tackling disruptive pupils in schools,
writes Clare Jerrom.

Kelly is expected to spell out Labour’s plans for tackling
disruption in schools at the newly appointed secondary
head-teachers conference in Blackpool this afternoon.

A Department for Education and Skills spokesperson said the
speech would be centred around “zero tolerance and behaviour

The Conservative party has already pledged to “restore
discipline in schools and give parents the opportunity to choose
the best school for their child”.

The Tories have made action on schools one of their key election
themes and have promised to give head-teachers the power to expel
disruptive pupils within the first day of a Conservative


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