Violent attacks against NSW teachers have spiked over the last four years, with many staff being left with concussions, open wounds and fractures
A slew of high schools in South Australia are short of funds for such things as maintenance and cleaning, with staff and subject cuts a distinct possibility
The fact that more educators are coming forward about being assaulted shows an important shift in attitudes, says one state’s teachers union.
Principals fear that a government-run student retention program may be doing more harm than good.
There are calls for action after new figures show that violence against teachers in one state doubled in the past year.
South Australian schools are seeing a spike in the number of critical incidents, with some demanding more counsellors be hired to help schools cope.