Tom Bennett

Tom Bennett OBE is the DfE advisor on school behaviour, the founder of researchED, and a Professor of School Behaviour at Academica University. He was a teacher for 14 years, and currently lives in Scotland.

Is Sadiq Khan trying to make London’s schools more dangerous?

London’s schools are about to become less safe. The city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, has decided to appoint Maureen McKenna to join its violence reduction unit (VRU), with a view to reducing crime by ‘driving down exclusions in schools’ while ‘increasing a sense of students’ belonging’. The VRU has equally noble aims: ‘we believe violence is