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Pupils with SEN: can staff refuse to work with them?

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Last updated on 4 October 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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What can we do if staff refuse to work with a pupil who can become aggressive? This article looks at doing a risk assessment, determining adjustments and supporting staff, citing advice from ASCL and 2 of our associate education experts. It also points to further articles from The Key.

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  1. 1 Schools need to make adjustments for pupils
  2. 2 Do a risk assessment
  3. 3 Hold a meeting
  4. 4 Support for staff
  5. 5 Try to avoid personality clashes
  6. 6 Excluding the pupil may be discrimination

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