Teachers at Dubbo College's Delroy Campus are shoved, sworn at and called names by students every day and problems at the school are getting worse.
That's the view of a teacher who works at the school and has spoken out about alleged challenges the school faces, which the Daily Liberal understands multiple other staff share but fear speaking out.
The teacher, who wishes to remain anonymous, claims new teachers often go home in tears and do not feel supported or trusted when they make complaints.
"We've had wonderful staff who have left the school because along with their spouses, they don't feel safe to get pregnant [because of violence-related safety concerns]," the teacher alleged.
Constant violence against teachers and between students is not the only problem at the school, according to the teacher.
"[Several people have alleged] reports made in school records have changed or disappeared to remove critical information about incidents in the school affecting students and staff," they said.
"Derogatory and inappropriate things are often said by staff members in reference to colleagues and students.
"Requests for help...are often ignored.
"There are casual [teachers] in Dubbo who will go without work rather than come to Delroy."
A junior staff member at the school was allegedly told she looked more attractive in dresses than pants. The teacher who spoke to Australian Community Media said that staff member now felt she must wear dresses everyday.
When complaints were made they were often swept under the rug internally, the teacher claimed.
According to the teacher, the NSW Department of Education's employee performance and conduct (EPAC) directorate's complaints process was so onerous teachers did not bother making complaints.
"They [EPAC] want me to bring evidence and I'm a teacher, I'm supposed to be investigating a school and it's practices," they said.
The Department of Education was made aware of claims raised in this story and asked to respond to each allegation made by the teacher.
A spokesperson said all staff were expected to comply with a code of conduct and any staff member with concerns could submit a complaint through the department's "robust complaints handling process".
"All reports are treated seriously," the spokesperson said.