The head of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) union has said that schools do not need more "one-size-fits-all advice".
Responding to guidelines for teachers on discipline, due to be released next week, Mary Bousted told BBC News:
While he [Education Secretary Michael Gove] says he wants to give school leaders and teachers the power to make the right decisions for their schools, he takes every opportunity to tell them what to do.
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