Primary school bans all parents from sports day after teachers complained of 'threatening' behaviour

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A primary school has banned all parents from its sports day after teachers complained of “threatening” behaviour. 

In a letter sent to parents, the head teacher at Pentrebane School in Cardiff said angry parents could be threatening and intimidating and teachers often found themselves “in the firing line”.

The letter, which was seen by BBC Wales, was sent a day after the school’s annual sporting get-together, with head teacher Sheena Duggan saying the behaviour had “worsened” over the last few years.

Ms Duggan alleged that some staff had been sworn at in front of children.

A father who attended the sports day, and asked not to be named, told the BBC: “I’ve honestly no idea what happened to spark this off.

“It was a really nice day, all the children were involved, everyone was cheered on and got a round of applause.



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