Assaults on teachers and support staff in schools

1) The number of assaults on teachers and pupil staff by pupils at local authority schools;

Physical assault is defined as fighting, obstruction and jostling, violent behaviour, wounding.

Assault type Numbers (2018 – 2020)
Harassment 3
Violence – control and restraint 33
Violence – physical assault (intentional) by client 11
Violence – physical assault (intentional) by employee 1
Violence – physical assault (intentional) by member of public/other 5
Violence – physical assault (intentional) by student 1133
Violence – physical assault (unintentional) 107
Violence – threatening behaviour 8
Total 1301

2) For each assault, the types of incidents recorded by the council – i.e. physical assaults (weapon or no weapon), physical threats, verbal attacks;
3) A breakdown of the locations and dates of each incident. Please provide all of the data for the latest financial year up to the time this request is answered. For instance, for the entire 2018/2019 financial year (or calendar year) as well as the remaining months up to the time that this request is answered. If feasible, please break this data up by month.

We hold this information but as disclosure may identify individuals and therefore breach their rights under Data Protection laws we consider the information is exempt under the Freedom of information Act 2000 Section 40(2) Personal Data.