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Classroom Abuse

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many incidents of classroom abuse against teachers have been reported in Cambridgeshire in each year since 1997. [109182]

This information is not collected from local education authorities. However, we are concerned to help schools prevent such behaviour. We have made clear that, where necessary, head teachers can permanently exclude pupils responsible for violence against teachers. We have also made available to schools, free on request, a toolkit which gives details of legal remedies available when parents or other adults behave in a violent or threatening manner towards teachers.