School’s principal hits out at parents who abuse teachers
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“I have made it clear to staff that if parents should become abusive or aggressive on the telephone, that they should politely explain that they will need to terminate the conversation if the abuse continues.”
Mr Walder said that head teachers should make it clear to parents that staff are precious to their children’s education and should take steps to support them.
“Where there is evidence, the school should take legal action,” he said. “That is the least they can do.
“Schools should support teachers to the hilt in these matters. Staff should never feel that a school is not supporting them.”
Sally Lees, principal of Homewood School