November 21, 2004
Mr Clarke makes it impossible for Francis Gilbert to protect his other pupils from Lancel Hendricks

Francis Gilbert, a favourite educational commentator here at BEdBlog, has this to say about Charles Clarke's latest policy initiative: Lancel Hendricks.

Gilbert writes so well that it is hard to pick out any few key paragraphs. They're all key paragraphs. The gyst of this Telegraph piece is that Mr Clarke's new policy says that schools must include badly behaved boys like Lancel Hendricks, no matter how badly they behave. But Gilbert taught Lancel Hendricks and knows from experience that forcing Gilbert to teach Lancel Hendricks was a recipe for disaster for all the other pupils in Gilbert's class.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 10:39 PM
Category: Exclusion