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Teachers abused by pupils in school

Results from a recent survey of more than 1500 members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) suggested that more than 50% of state school teachers faced some form of student aggression during the last school year. 45% of these cases involved physical aggression. Incredibly, the survey also revealed that 27% of teachers who

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fit for work test

Fit for work test

The ‘fit for work’ test – is it working? The governments controversial fit for work test has been described as being “far from satisfactory” for people with mental health and behavioural problems. That is the finding of a report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), an independent left-centre think tank. Assessment Around 1.9million

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Flexible hours that suit you

Many working parents want to work part-time hours and ones that ideally fit around the family; but acquiring decent paid part time work, with flexible hours that suit you can be rather tricky. With the increasing costs of childcare the majority of your hard earned cash can be swallowed up almost before you have even

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should having tattoos affect your job prospects

Should having tattoos affect my job prospects

As a teenager I was repeatedly told that if I ever chose to get a tattoo I’d never get a job. I’d never showed any interest in getting a tattoo – I’m terrified of needles – still, it was a warning my family wanted to give me regardless: get a tattoo, become a deadbeat. Of

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Support for carers at work

Support for carers at work

Carers are often unsung heroes, diligently providing an essential service to loved ones or friends. Juggling this commitment with the demands of normal work can be incredibly stressful. The good news is that there are statutory rights employers are obliged to offer to carers. Such support for carers at work can be invaluable, and it

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Returning to work after a mental illness

Returning to work after a mental illness

I read an amazing statistic the other day – approximately 50% of long-term work absences result from mental health issues in some form. This includes anxiety and depression. Those who number among this figure will often be concerned about returning to work after a mental illness – Can they cope? Will they be bullied, or

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