A social networking tool made available to every schoolchild in Scotland has been infiltrated by graphic content, drug pushers and individuals identifying themselves as paedophiles.
Primary school teachers lose more than a million hours of lesson time each year toilet-training children and teaching them basic hygiene, according to new research.
The talent and commitment of England’s teachers is being “wasted on an industrial scale”, a union leader has warned.
School support staff are not just a “mums’ army” who “wash paint pots and create displays”, a union is expected to warn.
Eight in 10 teachers have considered leaving the profession because of their heavy workloads, it has been claimed.
Walkouts over pay have moved a step closer after two major teaching unions voted in favour of industrial action to secure wage hikes.
Teachers in England have moved a step forward towards possible widespread strikes after voting in favour of action to secure increased pay.
Almost one in 10 teachers in England have been sexually harassed by a pupil, while several had “upskirt” images taken by them in the workplace, a “deeply disturbing” examination of life in the classroom has suggested.
School pupils are driving teachers off social media by filming staged classroom incidents and posting them on the internet in an effort to embarrass and humiliate staff, a union leader has warned.
Pupils are being taught in schools that are damp, have mould, or are simply not big enough, according to a survey of teachers.