Violence and assaults against staff in schools model policy

The aim of this model policy on violence and assaults against staff in schools is to provide a framework that schools can adopt to seek to prevent workplace violence in its schools.

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Model policy

Our model policies and policy checklists are designed to assist NEU reps in negotiating the best employment policies on behalf of their members.

Reps should strive to ensure policies are compliant with the NEU models.

Reps should consult members before agreeing new policies or changes to existing policies and should not agree policies that do not meet member expectations, any statutory requirements and NEU minimums.

If a policy is unacceptable members should consider a collective response which may include taking industrial action. For further advice contact your NEU branch.

This form should be used to report all instances of violence, abuse and threatening behaviour, whether physical or verbal, that are directed to anyone working on our behalf, including supply teachers, agency workers and contractors. This includes abuse and threats made over the telephone.

Teacher in front of class, on student has hand up

Behaviour

It is important to create a sense of belonging and think about the context for children’s behaviour and their engagement with learning.

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