by the Teaching Council
The number of Teaching Council decisions reached a five-year-high in 2020, with physical abuse of young people and inappropriate relationships with students the most common reasons for investigations. LEE KENNY reports.
It was the final lesson of the day and students in the year 10 class packed away their things.
The teacher said everyone would have to wait for the bell, but – after a brief exchange – a 14-year-old boy, swore, got up and walked out into the hall.
Things escalated quickly.
The teacher grabbed his arm and told him he had to wait with the others.