This policy has been adopted by Swindon Borough Council, and has been distributed to Swindon’s schools. Read it here: swindon borough council violence policy
GMB will be approaching academies and we have already spoken to Wiltshire Council seeking to extend the policy to them. GMB believes that the Swindon policy is superior to the arrangements currently in place in Wiltshire.
Having a policy to protect staff is a useful step forward, but the challenge will be to ensure that it is implemented by school management. GMB will continue to take up issues of violence and anti-social behaviour towards school support staff from pupils and parents. Please contact GMB is you need support.