No appeal to justice in school
Heads can 'prosecute' parents of errant pupils - Telegraph
Head teachers will be able to take parents to court if their children misbehave under tough powers announced yesterday.
From this week, they can apply for a civil order requiring mothers and fathers of wayward pupils to take parenting classes, with fines if children continue to step out of line.
Michael Gove, the shadow children's secretary, called for parents to be stripped of the ability to appeal against a head's decision to exclude pupils - a power that has seen many children reinstated.
"Let's not kid ourselves that these measures, welcome as they are, do anything like enough to solve the problem," he said. "You can't have a proper discipline policy unless heads are free to exclude disruptive pupils without being second-guessed."
Martin Ward, the deputy general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: "Some parents may come to view schools in a similar role to the police and courts."
Except that even the Tories seem to think that there should be no right of appeal, with Heads being deemed to be superhuman founts of justice and knowledge instead of being over-burdened fallible humans like the rest of us. It is all part of the new jumping up and down screaming at the kids culture in schools because they frankly haven't got a clue what to do.