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Australian school principals at risk from violence, burnout, stress and self-harm, wellbeing survey finds – ABC News

Four in 10 school leaders have been subjected to violence at work in the past year and some are so stressed and exhausted they triggered self-harm alerts in a national…

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Four in 10 Australian school principals have been subjected to violence at work in the past year and some are so stressed and exhausted they triggered self-harm alerts in a national wellbeing survey.
Key points:

  • Of 2,248 principals surveyed, 38 per cent reported being subjected to physical violence in the past year
  • Almost all respondents work heavy overtime, including 25 hours a week during school holidays
  • The report’s authors are calling for an independent taskforce to investigate offensive behaviour…

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