Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

Report on school principals under threat

A new report released on December 3, 2015 illustrates the increasing pressures, stress, threats and violence facing Australian principals are consistently increasing and taking their toll.

The report, supported by Teachers Health Fund and conducted by the Institute for Positive Psychology & Education at ACU, includes responses from approximately 40 per cent of the nation’s principals (4,386 principals from Government, Catholic and Independent primary and secondary schools) over a five-year period.

Report author Australian Catholic University (ACU) Associate Professor Philip Riley said the report, now in its fifth year, is showing a consistent escalation of offensive behaviour that can no longer be ignored.

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