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Pupil Attacks Put Teachers In Hospital

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5:20pm 14th October 2014
(Updated 5:20pm 14th October 2014)

Pirate FM can exclusively reveal the teachers who have ended up in hospital in Cornwall after being attacked by pupils.
It has happened eighteen times in the last five years - leaving them with everything from concussion to fractures and bites.
Eleven had to have more than three days off work.

There have been more than 200 attacks at primaries and secondaries in the Duchy.

Cathy Wallis has been a teacher for more than 20 years and speaks for the NASUWT union in Cornwall. She said: "One instance is one too many. Anybody who is in the school should know that it is a totally safe place to work and they also should know that any violence against anyone in the school is not acceptable.

"It's not something that teachers can wave a magic wand and make disappear. Education is a partnership between the schools, the local authority or the academy chain and the parents. In each of these instances it should be all of those partners all standing up and saying, 'this is not acceptable.'"

Truro charity Skoodhya works with victims of violence.
Spokeswoman Sally Piper said: "Often if a child is behaving in an inappropriate or aggressive way there is something behind it - something has gone wrong at home or they've had a row. We would always try and look into what the cause was.

"We need to safeguard children all the time clearly - but we also need to safeguard the people that are working with them and looking after them. Schools are pretty good nowadays at being really informed what is going on at home so they know and can look after the children in their care."

5:20pm 14th October 2014

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