Each year 150 parents threaten or hit a school teacher

IT'S not only students who get expelled from Queensland schools - parents can get expelled too.

Every year about 150 parents are excluded from Queensland schools because of their behaviour.

The state government announced on Tuesday the Respect our Staff campaign to tackle violent and threatening behaviour against teachers and other school staff.

Education Minister Kate Jones said all staff deserved to be respected in their workplace.

"We exclude parents from school grounds if the principal feels that that parent is acting in a way which is unsafe for staff or for students," she said.

"I consider any attack on a teacher by a parent one too many."

Ms Jones said parents who are excluded from schools had behaved in either a threatening or violent manner.

Queensland Association of State School Principals president Michael Fay said this campaign brought the topic into public discussion.

"I think that every parent who sends their child along to school wants the school to be a safe place for their children and in the same way it should be a safe place for teachers and for other staff at the school," he said.

The campaign will be rolled out in every Queensland state school and on social media. - ARM NEWSDESK



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