September 9, 2013

Contrast in Number of Assaults on Teachers in London Area

Assaults against teachers in Merton, London have dramatically fallen since 2008 with just 20 reported in the last five years whilst in contrast schools in Sutton reported 434 incidents of staff being physically assaulted during the same five year time period..

The Wimbledon Guardian reveals that in 2012/13 not one single report of violence or verbal abuse toward a teacher by a pupil was reported, according to a freedom of information request. A a fall from nine incidents of physical abuse in 2008/9 and four physical assaults in 2011/12.

Physical assaults include punching, slapping, head-butting, hair pulling and kicking.