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Teachers reveal toll of violence against them in schools

Publié par Clifford Armion le 29/03/2010

Rachel Williams

"A quarter of school staff have suffered violence at the hands of a student and a third have been confronted by aggressive parents, a teaching union said today.

"Members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) told of receiving death threats from families, being groped by students and police having to be called as a parent rampaged around a school. One woman reported being trapped in an office by a father and older brother of a pupil who were angry that she had confiscated his gold trainers until the end of the day.

"In a survey by the union - which this week will debate a motion at its conference calling for parents of disruptive pupils to see their child benefit docked - 64 staff said they had been physically harmed by a student, and more than a fifth of the 1,000 questioned said they had developed mental health problems."

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"Teachers reveal toll of violence against them in schools", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/teachers-reveal-toll-of-violence-against-them-in-schools