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Data from the NASUWT indicates that 1 in 10 teachers are threatened with violence by pupils with 6% of teachers being subjected to physical violence in the last year.

Dr Patrick Roach, NASUWT General Secretary stated “a robust approach to dealing with incidents of verbal and physical abuse against staff should be embedded in every school” safeguarding both teachers and pupils.

Too many teachers are becoming victims of unacceptable levels of verbal and physical abuse in the classroom with treats and taunts on social media from students. More than one in 20 teachers (6%) surveyed by the union said they had been subjected to physical violence by pupils in the past year. And one in 10 said they had received threats of physical violence from students, while nearly four in 10 (38%) had been subjected to verbal abuse from those they teach. Only around four in ten (42%) of those teachers who said they had faced any kind of abuse from a student said their school dealt with it in a satisfactory manner.

Year on year it is very evident there is a national problem in the deterioration of pupil behaviour within schools and the need to protect both teachers and pupils from threats and physical violence. Airacom develops critical communications solutions which can be adopted by schools to provide both teachers and supporting staff effective communication and collaboration with the ability to raise alarms in the event of an emergency or an escalating situation. Our push to talk application can be deployed on dedicated PoC radios, smartphones and tablets with ultra-wide near-national and international coverage in addition smart panic buttons can be installed within the classroom to provide additional layers of protection and safety for teaching staff to raise alarms and notify colleagues.

Some of the benefits Airacom APTT offers schools, colleges and universities
  • Near national coverage 
    Airacom APTT is not limited to traditional two-way radio frequency limitations offering wide-area coverage over any 3G, 4G, LTE, WiFi and Satellite IP network with the utilisation of multi-network and triple-network SIMs for redundancy.
  • Connected campuses
    At a touch of a button keep teachers connected across larger colleges and university campuses.
  • Facilities and security 
    Provide grounds, building maintenance and security staff with dedicated talk groups and collaboration channels.
  • Alarm notifications
    Provide teachers and staff with the means to raise alarms and notify colleagues in critical and emergency situations in the classroom or within the campus. Emergency notifications can be distributed to specific colleagues, groups and displayed on our central dispatch console within your administration team.
  • Rapid lockdown procedures 
    While uncommon in the UK both teachers and pupils must know how to respond in a lockdown event from suspicious activity, intruder or disruption.
  • Effective fire evacuation 
    School size, building complexity combined with a large number of students can make fire evacuation challenging in a timely manner. Airacom push-to-talk is an effective solution for fire marshals to radio in as they sweep through every room updating and alerting everyone within a dedicated talk group.

Protect teachers from classroom violence

A robust approach to dealing with incidents of physical abuse to teachers is needed

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