Manton School parenmts withdraw their children in protest over unruly boy

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Thirty parents withdrew their children from a Nottinghamshire primary school yesterday, in protest against the presence of an allegedly unruly boy. Teachers at Manton School in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, had threatened to strike, rather than teach Matthew Wilson, 10.

Members of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers withdrew the threat after councillors agreed to pay pounds 14,000 a year for a teacher to teach Matthew separately from other pupils. When Matthew returned to school yesterday, he was escorted into the building while other pupils were having lessons - part of the agreement made with the union. However, 30 parents withdrew around 40 children from school and others signed a petition for him to be permanently removed. Judith Judd