Culture of sexual abuse in schools toxic for teachers too, says union

NASUWT leader says some boys’ behaviour not acceptable and no women should feel unsafe in school

Female teachers as well as pupils are victims of a toxic culture of sexual abuse within schools, according to a teaching union leader who said harassment by boys is “the tip of the iceberg” of behaviour that some schools are failing to confront.

Patrick Roach, the general secretary of NASUWT, said his members had made it clear that female teachers face patterns of abuse and harassment similar to those revealed by pupils and students in harrowing detail on the Everyone’s Invited website in recent weeks.

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