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(UK) Scottish teachers "bearing the brunt of such aggressive behaviour"

Oct 13, 2018, Herald Scotland: Inclusion in schools, the problem with indyref2, a new Minister for Suicide and Brexit https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/16981824.herald-on-sunday-letters-inclusion-in-schools-the-problem-with-indyref2-a-new-minister-for-suicide-and-brexit/ “Getting it right for every child”. That’s the Scottish Government’s mantra on education – but we are a group of parents who are here to tell them that they are massively failing children, parents and teachers, certainly in one East Lothian school. Many people will be aware of the Scottish primary school teacher’s letter which went viral, and outlined the difficulties faced by teaching staff, thanks to the Scottish Government’s refusal to fund its policy on inclusion. That letter highlighted the violence faced by teachers in schools, due to a lack of support and finance. But it’s not only the teachers bearing the brunt of such aggressive behaviour, it’s other children, too. Everyone’s safety is being put at risk. The children’s education is being hugely compromised, as teachers are derailed by having to deal with the more challenging children.... Children who would previously have been in special needs schools are now being placed in mainstream education, but without the additional staffing, support or funding necessary. Teachers are expected to cater for all the various children and all their various needs. … If you have a policy of inclusion, you must have the infrastructure to support it. Where are the support teachers, trained in mental health issues and ASN? Where are the onsite counsellors? Where are the playground supervisors? Where is the funding to pay for them? There are simply not enough teachers in schools…. As The Herald and Herald on Sunday have explored recently, 649 teachers between the ages of 21 and 40 dropped off the teaching register in 2018, while 641 left the previous year. One of the reasons must be the increasingly stressful workload with little recompense. …