Violence in Greater Manchester schools rises

More than 325 primary and secondary teachers have experienced violence in schools in Greater Manchester, which rose by 108% to 127 incidents a year, between 2015 and 2018.

The research was undertaken by social enterprise, Innovation Unit, on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), Greater Manchester Police and 10 local authorities.

The survey shows that more than one-fifth (21%) of teachers reported violence has grown in schools, with 23% saying physical attacks against them have increased, and 26% saying verbal attacks against them have risen.

What's more, teachers are reluctant to report crimes with just 60 per cent of weapon possessions passed to police.

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