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How prepared is your school for a crisis situation?

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Brett Henebery | 27 Aug 2015, 09:30 AM Agree 0
A frenzied stabbing on the grounds of a Queensland school yesterday highlights that family law issues involving children often mean principals and teachers must deal with the consequences.
  • rocket | 27 Aug 2015, 12:13 PM Agree 0
    Kevin Bates says that teachers' priorities are to keep children safe; and here's me thinking teachers' priorities were to educate them.
    All of society's dysfunctions, failures and incompetencies are dumped at the feet of teachers. And we wonder why teachers burn out, take stress leave and quit the profession. Further to that, with an OP 16 sufficient to plot a course to the classroom, we should not wonder that there is an overall societal view of the worthlessness of teachers. On that basis, any number of new responsibilities, from SWAT training to respond to an stabbing in a carpark, to a series of lectures on recognising and preventing domestic violence, can justifiably be plonked on the desks of these same teachers.
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