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INTO Launches Leaflet on Teacher Assaults

The INTO is proud to launch a new guidance leaflet for schools and teachers (available below). This leaflet has been developed on an all-island basis, by a small working group made up of two practising teachers, Rosena Jordan, INTO ex-president and Caroline McCarthy, INTO Northern Committee, along with INTO officials: Deirdre O’Connor, INTO Assistant General Secretary and Tommy McGlone, Senior Official in Northern Office.

They reviewed available material and drew on the experience of Caroline in the special education sector in Northern Ireland, as well as the experience of the officials dealing with queries on this matter. Rosena reflected the experiences of teachers who she met in her year as INTO president, visiting schools all over Ireland.

The leaflet gives advice and guidance to schools in seeking to prevent assaults and emphasises that assault is an issue for schools as employers, not just a personal issue for a teacher. It also gives practical advice on what to do if an assault occurs.

Date: Friday, 6 October 17