TEACHERS across Scotland are seeing a “significant amount of violence”, according to a new report, which says pupil violence has increased over the last four years.

Scotland’s largest teaching union, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), published findings, based on survey results from 875 schools, showing that 82.7% of schools were reporting violent or aggressive incidents each week.

Some 72% said the amount of violence and aggression from pupils had grown in the last four year.

Prejudice-based violence rose over the same period, according to 40% of respondents.

Physical violence towards a teacher was the most common type of violence and aggression in primary and special education, while verbal abuse was the most common in secondary schools.

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