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When a student is attending school, it can be a very exciting and proud moment for parents, but also one that is rife with worry. Many things can upset students, whether this is the volume of work, pressure or even bullying.

Similarly, some teachers enjoy passing on knowledge to young minds, but some students are still subjected to abuse and assaults in some instances.

Nowadays, you will find that many schools are at the centre of many anti-bullying campaigns, and look to deal with troublesome students as soon as possible. This is so the student can learn from their mistakes, as well as set a precedent for other students.

However, many parents worry that once outside of the school’s premises, things can become very different, as many assume that nothing can be done about their behaviour. However, this isn’t necessarily true.

While teachers can become enthralled with every instance outside of the school, they can discipline students in the following instances:

  • Instances that occur during an outing or trip.
  • Whether an incident occurs when a student is travelling to and from school.
  • If they are identifiable as a student of the school in any way.

There are also instances that can apply, regardless of those above:

  • Any misbehaviour that could have repercussions to the running of the school.
  • If the student in question poses a threat to other students.
  • If the student could potentially affect the school’s reputation as a result of their actions.

However, any instance of punishment can only be done on the school’s grounds when the student is under the lawful control of the teacher.

In this regard, parents who may be worried that their children are experiencing bullying or any other form of mistreatment at the hands of others should speak to the staff in the first instance.

More often than not, parents find that teachers can deal with a lot of problems in-house.

They can also hold a student accountable for any actions that could have a detrimental effect on the school or even other students. However, it should be noted that if a teacher witnesses something outside of the school, they will be unable to act there and then. Of course, it’s common that a teacher would look to rectify the situation where possible, but depending on the occurrence, a teacher can be limitless outside of the premises.

However, a teacher’s power outside outside of the establishment is more than what a lot of people expect, so there’s certainly no need to worry that a certain situation can spiral out of control.

If you’re worried about any instance of bullying, or anything else that may be upsetting your child, speaking to the school in the first instance often allows them to offer a solution that can be applied quickly.