Teachers grappling with surge in pupil violence as students ‘throw objects, cut car brakes and smash windscreens’

Apr 10, 2018 by

‘Children now receive less support than they used to, staff have no time to deal with issues, hence an increase in anxious students lashing out’

Eleanor Busby –

Teachers have had heavy objects thrown at them by violent pupils, and have had their car brakes cut and their windscreens smashed, an education union has heard.

School staff are increasingly not reporting assaults on them and their colleagues as they believe it is just “accepted and expected”, the ATL section of the National Education Union (NEU) said.

Delegates at the union’s annual conference in Liverpool raised concerns about growing levels of aggression and violence which, they claim, has “increasingly found its way into schools”.

Peter Shreeve, from the Isle of Wight, said he was “personally aware” of objects being thrown, heavy objects being slammed into bodies, and spitting.

Source: Teachers grappling with surge in pupil violence as students ‘throw objects, cut car brakes and smash windscreens’ | The Independent

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