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School violence mitigation

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by tescr, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Having read today's news (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11793709/Bradford-school-stabbing-sentence.html) about a teacher being stabbed by a pupil, slightly concerned for the term ahead!!!

    How are new teachers to respond to acts of abusive/derogatory language, threats of violence etc.?
     
  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I don't really understand your question. You are no more likely to be attacked because of the incident you refer to (above) than if it had not happened.

    You respond to any incidents of poor behaviour by following school policy. Make sure you know it inside out.
     
  3. danlee

    danlee New commenter

    As long as we are educating people, and people are unpredictable, we cannot mitigate against violence. Your fear is irrational. I'm not going to stop going on holiday because of what happened in Tunisia with ISIS. I'm not going to stop teaching because a teacher has been stabbed.
     
  4. mandala1

    mandala1 Occasional commenter

    Odd post. Is this a journalist looking for a story????
     

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