I was just wondering what happens in other schools when TA's or staff are hit by pupils. I am at my wits end. I have been bitten, kicked, punched, pinched and even head butted in my stomach, sometimes in front of the whole class, by children up to the age of 8. Usually the head has a calming talk to them and sometimes their parents are told. Other times I have been told that as she has not been informed there is nothing she can do about it i.e out of school or the teacher has not informed the head. I feel constantly stressed, have sleepless nights and have even told the head I cannot work extra hours because the class are uncontrollable. I'm now thinking it is time to leave as the health and well-being of other staff and myself are not really taken into consideration. What are other peoples views?