New Survey Shows The Extent Of Bullying Experienced By NSW Teachers

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New Survey Shows The Extent Of Bullying Experienced By NSW Teachers

Almost a quarter of high school teachers across the state have been bullied, according to results of the most recent People Matters Employee Survey.

A staggering 40 per cent also reported witnessing bullying in the past year, with both primary and high school teachers struggling with the culture and expectations of their roles.

Of the 12,000 people surveyed, nearly 50 per cent said that the bully was someone in a superior position, whether an immediate supervisor or senior manager.

The statistics showed that bullying is more of an issue in secondary schools.

"The NSW Department of Education has a zero tolerance policy towards bullying, harassment, or abuse of any kind," a NSW Department of Education spokesperson said.

"We have a clear Code of Conduct that sets out the behaviour expectations for all staff and has mechanisms incorporated into the internal complaints handling procedures, which include allegations of bullying behaviour."

Another issue raised in the survey was the amount of work involved due to expanding administration requirements, which it is argued are not commensurate to wages.

 



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