FOUR OUT OF TEN teachers have ‘experienced violence from pupils in the past year’, according to the BBC.
(Confusingly, the report goes on to say that 77% of teachers have ‘been pushed or shoved and around half were kicked or had an object thrown at them’.)
Whether its forty per cent or eighty per cent it’s pretty shocking, and I speak as someone ambushed a schoolmaster I didn’t like with snowballs and broke his specs. (This wasn’t recently – I was at school at the time.)
Anyway, it’s a picture Frank Chalk would recognise – he writes about being threatened by kids and parents in his shocking and blackly funny memoir of a life of blackboards, marking, and staff rooms, It’s Your Time You’re Wasting, which continues to sell like hottish cakes after all this time.
Coming soon: ANIMAL QC the paperback