Added Protection: Highlighting Teacher Abuse

A study carried out by Bath Spa University’s Psychology Department has revealed that almost a third of teachers (three in ten) have suffered abuse from parents in the past, over a quarter of primary teachers experience abuse once a month and a fifth of secondary teachers are subjected to similar behaviour. These shocking statistics are a sad reflection on the stresses of the job and the potential for conflict, but what protection do teachers have in these situations? Tim Gooder, an education sector expert at Gordons law firm, explores.

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