2 Mar 2021

Principals Federation suggests members ignore directives to enrol violent students

From Morning Report, 7:26 am on 2 March 2021

The Principals Federation has advised its members to defy legally binding directives to enrol violent children who have been kicked out of other schools.

It says principals should consider refusing Education Ministry directives to accept such children unless they are certain they will get enough support.

The federation says its members are increasingly seeing young people who have been traumatised by difficult family life.

Here's RNZ education correspondent John Gerritsen.