LETTERS FROM THE FRONTLINE
A webpage launched to allow teachers the chance to raise concerns has been deluged with messages.
Dear Madam President, which offers “letters from the staffroom”, was created by biology teacher Mark Wilson and colleagues.
One open letter from a primary teacher to Education Secretary John Swinney said: “In my school, it is fairly common for teachers to be physically assaulted by children whose needs cannot be met due to inadequate funding.
“It’s even more common for teachers to be verbally abused. These things are happening not because of the lack of skills or effort on the part of teachers.
“Nor is it through a lack of support from management.
“Rather it is through the lack of resources and support from government level.
“It has reached crisis level.”