Janet Downs: Ofsted found pupils in private school were still being slapped despite ban on physical punishment. Was telling the school to rewrite its policy really sufficient?
'Some pupils told the inspector that there had been incidents where a teacher had given a small ‘slap’ with the hand and others said that this was sometimes threatened as a punishment.' Emergency inspection, January 2014, Talmud Torah Chaim Meirim Wiznitz School, a boys’ private primary school in London. Corporal punishment in state schools was banned in 1987. Twelve years later ... read more and comment →
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