Just reviving a topic that I know has been covered aplenty in the past. I have just begun reading Sheila Oglethorpe's book Instrumental Music for Dyselxics, and in the Notes at the beginning in states:-
"Teachers will [also] be aware that it is illegal to touch a pupil".
Am I misunderstanding this? I didn't realise it was actually illegal- unless different rules apply in Scotland and England. My understanding was that one should obtain the permission of the pupil to cover oneself (although I don't always do this with kids who I have been teaching for a long time) and obviously care should be taken that it is kept to a minimum and cannot be misconstrued - but does the law now go further than this?
This is the second edition of the book, published in 2002. Please can anyone confirm?