PARENTS of pupils excluded more than three times from Scottish schools should be forced to teach them at home, teachers have suggested.

The controversial move will be discussed at the annual general meeting of the NAS/UWT teaching union in May.

A motion to the AGM from the union's South Lanarkshire branch even suggests families could be given funding through the Scottish Government to teach their unruly children.

The motion seeks to address concerns from teachers that councils return disruptive pupils to the classroom as part of efforts to reduce exclusions.

However, there will be concern at the suggestion that parents who have little control over their children's behaviour would be in charge of educating them.