TEACHERS and school staff have raised concerns that violence from pupils is becoming ‘part of the job’.

More than half of school staff surveyed believe that pupil-on-teacher ‘violent and aggressive’ incidents have “significantly increased” in recent years.

The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), which represents more than 80 per cent of teachers across nursery, primary and secondary education, launched its Stand up for Quality Education campaign earlier this year.

One of the key strands is understanding violence and aggression in schools, particularly in relation to staff.

Findings from East Lothian mirror the picture nationally.

Fifty-seven per cent of the responses described pupil-on-teacher ‘violent and aggressive’ incidents at schools as happening daily, while nearly 61 per cent said pupil-on-teacher incidents had “increased significantly” over the last four years.

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