Teachers and teaching assistants often find themselves victims of attacks by pupils. There is usually a pattern of violent behaviour before a pupil causes damage to their teacher or teaching assistant. See our statistics on this issue.

Schools should consider taking disciplinary action before a violent pupil causes an injury to a pupil or member of staff. Schools should consider expulsions and suspensions. Teachers and teaching assistants who find themselves working with potentially violent pupils ought to ensure that they have all the information about the pupil’s past behaviour; ensure that they are not left alone with the pupil; and ensure that they are appropriately trained in order to de-escalate any situations and defend themselves if necessary.

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