Teachers have described physical and verbal assaults, overwhelming workloads and a lack of staff in schools in letters sent to the Scottish Government.
One of Scotland’s largest teaching unions has given its approval to open a statutory strike ballot over pay.
A doubling in the number of violent assaults by children on school staff has been blamed on the withdrawal of classroom assistants, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has heard.
New teachers in Northern Ireland are the worst paid in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, unions have claimed.
Figures showing teaching posts have been advertised up to 14 times should be a “wake-up call” for Scottish ministers, according to the Liberal Democrats.
The Scottish Government must ease the pressure on teachers that is costing Tayside and Fife schools thousands of missed work days, warns an MSP.
Three-quarters of teachers frequently have to deal with disruptive behaviour in school and many have considered quitting as a result, a survey has suggested.
Fewer than three out of five youngsters leaving primary school in Scotland’s most deprived areas achieve the expected standards in literacy.
Seven out of 10 teachers feel they lack the training to help pupils with mental health problems – while just over half say the pressures of the job have contributed to them suffering from conditions such as depression and anxiety.
Teachers are the biggest influence on a person’s life behind only parents and friends, new research suggests.