Education

Society asks more of schools than it did a generation ago, Education Secretary says

Teachers are now expected to be social workers, speech therapists and keep an eye on pupils’ health, the Education Secretary has suggested.
Damian Hinds said that “society asks more of schools than it did a generation ago”, as he recognised the scale of the demands placed on teachers.
Teachers are now expected to look after pupils’ mental health and check for signs of radicalisation, as well as monitor health and social issues such as domestic violence.