More than £520,000 in compensation and legal costs has been paid out for stressed and injured school staff and pupils.

Workers got the lion’s share – around £400,000 of the total, with more than £111,000 of that figure paid out for stress linked to bullying or harassment, figures obtained by the News & Star reveal.

One teachers’ leader in north Cumbria says that the figures are a clear indication of the increasing levels of stress faced by teachers and other school staff.

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