April 23, 2015

NASUWT: Assaults on School Staff Soar in Perth and Kinross

The Courier, reporting on the latest NASUWT Conference in Cardiff, says the leading teaching Union claims that the rate of assaults on staff in schools across Perth and Kinross has soared in recent years, as trained support workers are “very subtly and surreptitiously” removed from classrooms.

Figures obtained by the publication show the number of incidents involving assaults by pupils on primary school teachers has risen to 129 in 2013/14 from 80 five years ago.

In some incidents, pupils used school equipment as weapons, including stationery, crockery and cutlery.

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