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Teachers' legal rights and responsibilities, 3rd edition by Jon Berry

Teachers' Legal Rights



A guide for trainee teachers and those new to the profession


Detailed Description

  1. An essential guide telling trainee teachers all they need to know about UK law as it affects them professionally
  2. Approved by the National Union of Teachers
  3. Friendly, accessible yet authoritative advice
  4. Illustrated throughout with specially commissioned cartoons by Independent cartoonist Tim Sanders.

Topics covered include:

Professional duties

Out-of-school activities

Health and Safety

Physical contact with children


Protecting children from abuse

Competence and disciplinary procedures

Special educational needs


This newly revised edition considers the emerging phenomenon of cyber bullying and the wider effects of the digital age.


Jon Berry currently teaches on a range of courses in the School of Education at the University of Hertfordshire. Prior to taking up his post at the University he taught English in comprehensive schools for twenty-eight years, during which time he acted as a lay officer for the National Union of Teachers. He has contributed to the Times Educational Supplement and the Education Section of the Guardian newspaper.

ISBN 978-1-909291-09-6

First published May 2007, 3rd edition April 2013; 64pp; paperback