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The Classroom Shouldn’t be a War Zone for Our Teachers

December 15, 2013

 

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Yesterday I posted a distressing video showing a teacher being bullied and humiliated by a gang of students. Unfortunately, this behaviour has become more frequent by the year and the perpetrators are getting younger too:

Children as young as four have violently attacked their teachers, new figures suggest.

In one instance, a nursery school teacher was reportedly smacked, kicked and headbutted by a child in Walsall, West Midlands.

Elsewhere, it is claimed a pupil punched and headbutted a staff member after grabbing them by the neck in Houndslow, West London.

One teacher in Derby was stabbed in the arm with a pencil, according to reports.

Teachers across the country were scratched kicked and even bitten by children they were attempting to control, The Sun on Sunday has reported.

Figures published by the newspaper suggested that children as young as four have violently assaulted teachers 21,000 times in the past two years.

On average, there are 55 assaults in school per day.

In the 2011/12 academic year there were 10,000 attacks in classrooms while in 2012/13 there were 10,750.

The figures were obtained from 70 local authorities in England and Wales by the newspaper via a Freedom of Information Act.

A Department for Education spokesman said: ‘Teachers have more power than ever to maintain discipline.’
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