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Teachers 'asked to sing'

Teachers are calling for industrial action over the increasing involvement of pupils in staff interviews and key decisions affecting schools.

In England and Wales there is a legal requirement for schools to take pupils' views into account, whilst in Scotland and Northern Ireland pupils are encouraged to do so.

Chris Keates, general secretary of the Teachers Union NASUWT, and Stephen Heppell of Bournemouth University, discuss whether students have too much influence on school matters.


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