March 16, 2016

Pupil Attacks on Primary Teachers Increase in Yorkshire

Primary teachers in Yorkshire are bearing the brunt of pupils arriving at school "fizzing with anger", according to a report by the BBC. 

The broadcaster obtained figures showing that the number of children suspended for attacks in the region rose from at least 396 in 2011-12 to 623 in 2015.

Violent behaviour from pupils is not uncommon and is blamed, among other factors, on increasing demands in the classroom and problems at home.

The Department for Education (DfE) has given schools more powers to tackle poor behaviour, including scrapping rules that stopped teachers from removing disruptive pupils from classrooms.

Managing challenging behaviour in the classroom