Back to the Politics Show's, section on Home Education (via the last fifth of the video link), it does seem that Tim Harrison of the NUT directly infers that schools could only be considered to be providing a appropriate education by ensuring that they offer a bullying environment. We say this because he starts off by claiming that socialisation is not possible in the home environment and that this process is therefore only possible in schools. He then subsequently asserted: " One of the ways children learn to cope with bullying is through the socialisation process."
So it's official then. Bullying must be a regular feature of school life, or otherwise they fail our children.
All of which could be slightly confusing from the outside, given that there are all these apparent initiatives to put a stop to bullying in schools.
HT: Mike FW