10 Sep '14

News Support for parents is the key to tackling pupil aggression in schools

More than half of teachers face hostility in schools from verbal insults to threats. Its time to look at the cause of these problems rather than playing the blame gameThe findings of the latest survey on pupil behaviour are all too familiar. According to a poll of more than 1,500 teachers by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), more than half of teachers in state schools have faced aggression from pupils in the last year, and more than a quarter have experienced it from parents or carers.Of those experiencing aggression, 84% said they had been verbally insulted and 70% said they had been intimidated or threatened, while almost half said they had suffered physical violence most commonly pushing and shoving, but sometimes being attacked with an object such as furniture, and being kicked and punched. Continue reading...

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