Reducing and Responding to Occupational Violence in Schools Webinar

Recorded: 7th June 2021 at 5pm AEST
Hosted live by Nick Burnett, Managing Director of Team Teach Asia Pacific


Nick Burnett is recognised as a thought leader in the education and learning space. He has been within the education sector for over 30 years, his roles have included teacher, senior leader, school Principal, coach, trainer and author.

This webinar will:

  • Explore the current trends around occupational violence
  • Suggest practical ways that principals can both reduce and respond to occupational violence
  • Provide an opportunity for Q&A

According to a recent Australian Principal Occupational Health Safety and Wellbeing Survey:

  • 62.1 per cent of participants reported being subjected to at least one offensive behaviour from parents and carers, and 39.9 per cent reported being subjected to at least two offensive behaviours from parents.
  • Approximately 48.5 per cent of school leaders had been exposed to threats of violence and or physical violence and around 31.3 per cent had been exposed to both over the last 12 months.
  • For threats of violence the rate was 5.5 times greater than the general population, physical violence was 9.4 times greater, and bullying was 4 times greater.

Unfortunately, this is not a one-off, as principals have been reporting an increase of occupational violence for a few years now.

In this webinar Nick will use his knowledge and understanding of behaviour to discuss methods and approaches that allows schools to develop effective strategies to reduce and respond to occupational violence in a way that maintains positive relationships.

Team Teach is an accredited, award-winning provider of training courses in de-escalation and positive behaviour support strategies. Our approach and philosophy have been developed by practitioners with over 20 years’ experience in delivering respectful, accessible and practical behaviour support solutions.

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