A new survey released yesterday has shown an increased rate of violence against both primary and high school principals.
The survey was created by the Australian Catholic University and keeps an eye on school principals’ and deputy or assistant principals’ health and wellbeing each year.
The survey found one in three principals were physically attacked and 45 percent of principals reported being threatened with violence last year, compared to 38 percent in 2011.
Associate Professor Philip Riley from Australian Catholic University’s Institute of Positive Psychology and Education is the survey’s author and chief investigator. He has said these aggressive and violent actions against principals are “a disgrace” and needs to stop.