A new edition of this invaluable guide to teachers' legal rights and responsibilities. It is written for those training to teach and those already in the profession. Although entirely authoritative, it avoids, as far as possible, legal jargon and technical language and is not intended as a comprehensive volume about the law. Rather, it provides teachers in England and Wales with what they need to know in a clear, down-to-earth, and informative manner. There are sections on everything from teachers' professional duties and child protection to physical restraint and discipline. Advice is given about activities out of school as well as on general health and safety matters. This newly revised edition also considers the emerging phenomenon of cyber bullying and the wider effects of the digital age.
Jon Berry is currently the Programme Director for the PGCE Secondary course at the University of Hertfordshire. Prior to taking up his post at the University he taught English in comprehensive schools for twenty-eight years, during which time he acted as a lay officer for the National Union of Teachers. He is a regular contributor to the Education Section of the Guardian newspaper.