Violence against school principles happening at astonishing rates
Violent parents, suicidal students and teacher shortages are pushing stressed school principals to quit at record rates, a survey of nearly 2500 Australian school leaders reveals.
At least 44 percent of principals were victims of physical violence last year – the highest level since the Australian Catholic University began its annual Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey in 2011.
School leaders are now 11 times more at risk of experiencing physical violence at work, than the general population.
Luke chats with Australian Secondary Principals Association president Andrew Pierpoint to find out just how bad the situation is on the ground.
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