LET­TERS FROM THE FRONTLINE

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News -

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.”

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