R13, thank you for your reply and I do appreciate that it is a difficult one to answer. Yes there is an individual plan in place. Also all incidents have to be logged on an IT system which is used for the whole school. The teacher in question was actually asked to stop logging incidents in the usual way and use another system as it was skewing the statistics and didn't look good. Yet all these logs dont trigger any additional actions. Every time the issue is raised the teacher is just told she is complainging for nothing. The HOD does have it in for this teacher too. Previously the school wanted to exclude this child permanently from the school, yet this teacher said that the child needed a second chance didnt want this course of action, yes regretting it now! The person in charge of pastoral care in the school has been in and seen the abuse and has simply said that there is nothing she can do! This teacher is at the end of her tether.... The teacher receiving this abuse is an experienced teacher in the area of autism so knows what she is talking about. If statistics are compared with the teacher that taught this child last year logged fewer incidents, yet she just alllowed him to do as he pleased and never challenged his behaviour or his need to learn, he was literally allowed to do what he wanted when he wanted.