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Using an imaginary case study, Mike Baker asks an expert panel how they would tackle escalating gang-related incidents within schools.

Amongst other questions we ask: How involved should teachers become with troublesome pupils? What is the best way to deal with the threat of violence? How can violence be curbed? How can vulnerable pupils be dissuaded from signing up to the dominant gang culture?

The panel wrestles with dilemmas posed by an imaginary pupil. He lives in a gang-dominated estate and faces intimidation both on the street and at school.

The panel consists of headteachers Philip O'Hear and Richard Ewen, diversity expert Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, and Graham Robb, chair of the Youth Justice Board.


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