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Ex prison officers recruited for behaviour management in schools.

Ex prison officers recruited for behaviour management in schools.

The advert, posted by Hull-based employment agency Principal Resourcing, specifically asks for prison officers or ex-prison officers to work as behaviour support workers in schools to “effectively deal with behaviour issues and disruptions”.

Mary Bousted, joint-general secretary of the NEU, said: “A supply agency putting this ad out is concerning because children are not criminals and the set of skills you learn as a prison officer are not necessarily transferable to a school.

“In schools you want children, with your help, to develop better ways to behave by lifting their self-esteem, rather than having the rigid disciplinary model of a prison.

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