To think this is very unfair and find it very sad?

(6 Posts)
WiganandSalfordLocalEditor Fri 13-Jun-14 19:05:42

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cardibach Fri 13-Jun-14 19:13:19

That is a really crap message to send - that it is a punishment to be in a bottom set. However, my experience of bottom sets is that they manage to be fairly disruptive on their own, and whenever I have 'taken in' a disruptive child in an emergency (so not a planned 'punishment' but just if tempers are getting frayed) they have been very subdued at being out of their own environment, if you like. I find it hard to believe they would carry on disrupting or that, if they did, this crap punishment would continue to be used.

WiganandSalfordLocalEditor Fri 13-Jun-14 19:17:45

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DeWee Fri 13-Jun-14 19:18:57

In several schools I've been in they have a policy of sending to the head of the subject (or the most senior) if there's a disruptive pupil. In some schools the head with take a disproportionally large number of the bottom sets. Could it actually be that rather than a deliberately "to the bottom set"?

WaffleWiffle Fri 13-Jun-14 19:22:36

I was wondering something similar to DeWee. I know of schools who have 'teaching pairs' - that effectively means an agreement that if a child in one teachers class need time out, they go to the pair's classroom. And vice versa.

MiniatureRailway Fri 13-Jun-14 19:34:40

This used to happen in my school and also in reverse, so the set 5 children would be sent to sit at the back of the set 1 class if they were being disruptive.

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