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

Scotland’s largest teaching union, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), published the findings of its survey of 875 schools, showing 82.7 per cent of schools report violent or aggressive incidents each week.

Some 72 per cent said the amount of violence and aggression from pupils has grown in the past four years. Prejudice-based violence rose over the same period, according to 40 per cent 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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