A radio documentary highlighting the rising issue of school violence against teachers in the UK. Continue reading “A Teachers’ Pain”
I asked a child trauma expert; Jane Evans and manager of In2Change organisation and a teacher of children with troubled pasts; Hanif Mohammed, what they thought about the use of body-cams worn by teachers and if it would make the school safer for the teachers while holding students accountable for their actions. Continue reading “Listen: Would a body-cam be useful in schools – Interview”
A Teachers’ Pain is a 7 minute radio documentary pitched and produced for BBC Radio 4 at Bournemouth University. It has been created to inform and raise awareness on the violence and abuse teachers face in his/her classroom, by their students. Continue reading “About”
This is a snippet from one of my interviews with a secondary school teacher in Reading, who talks about an 11 year old boy that was violent towards her and she answers if he should’ve been expelled, suspended or sent to counselling? Continue reading “Listen: Lisa Cybaniak on if a violent chid should be expelled or counselled”
This is one of my interviewees, Ruth, who has been a secondary school, science teacher for five years at a referral unit in Surrey. After listening to her experience on school violence, I asked her two questions: Continue reading “Listen: Teacher Ruth on who do we hold responsible?”
As my deadline for the documentary comes closer, I wanted to go back to the beginning to talk about what inspired me to pick this topic of school violence against teachers for my documentary. The Ann Maguire case. Continue reading “Ann Maguire case”
It is often unrealistic to expect teachers, administrators, and the school system to live up to demands being placed on them by policymakers and the public. Almost everyone in the system is expected to be miracle workers on a daily basis. This results in burnout, depression, apathy, and disillusionment.
Getting people to talk about school violence and get interviewed too, is a difficult task. In the beginning aimed to do interviews from a variety of people: teachers, students, school faulty, organisations that help children with behavioural issues, child psychologists, the Department of Education. Continue reading “Gaining Access”
There often aren’t many signs to show what a child is going through emotionally and physically, but there are a few ways to spot the signs in a child’s actions or emotions.
Here are some of the signs to look out for if you are worried about a child’s behaviour: