Sanctions in your school

(13 Posts)
DanyellasDonkey Thu 24-Nov-16 21:38:56

At our school we have several children who have behaviour issues of various types. On a daily basis they ignore, verbally abuse and defy playground and teaching staff and have been known to push over and throw furniture.

None of them ever appears to have any punishment due to their issues. Just wondering what happens with similar behaviour in other schools.

ThereYouAre Thu 24-Nov-16 21:40:57

Primary or secondary?

DanyellasDonkey Thu 24-Nov-16 21:42:39

Primary

MaureenMLove Thu 24-Nov-16 22:01:04

Well in secondary we have separate seclusion block. Own entrance and behind a coded door. They enter the school by a separate entrance and at 9.30, so they avoid being in contact with any of their friends. They are taken to the lunch hall before lessons finish as well, so they don't see any other students.

Sounds harsh written like that, but if they can't behave the same way as everyone else, then they don't deserve the same privileges as everyone else!

TheTroubleWithAngels Thu 24-Nov-16 23:00:43

The big one is banned from the football team.

If you are fighting against a shitty home life you are onto a losing battle. It's very hard.

I personally think nothing will change until more behavioural units are opened.

DanyellasDonkey Thu 24-Nov-16 23:27:41

No behaviour units very near and the one there is is very heavily in demand so minimal placements and a long waiting list.

We have been told that we can't ban them from trips or "treats" either so feel that they are virtually laughing in our faces as we try to get them to comply

CauliflowerSqueeze Thu 24-Nov-16 23:28:58

Time to move school.

DanyellasDonkey Thu 24-Nov-16 23:35:19

I wish it was that easy Cauliflower. Unfortunately it's an area with very little movement between schools and any time a vacancy arises it's filled by somebody either already working there or known to the school,

Minispringroll Fri 25-Nov-16 10:18:10

We've got a range of sanctions. They start with warnings and then children get send to a different class (during lessons) or to the behaviour support room (during break/lunch, staffed by SLT). Each and every time they get send anywhere, it gets recorded on the system and parents are informed.
They can also lose break/lunchtime for minor things and then spend that time in behaviour support.
For more challenging situations, SLT will remove children from lessons and hold on to them until they are calm enough or parents pick them up.
This can lead to children being internally excluded (usually in another class) or externally excluded. If issues persist, we work with the special school close to use to support children and they might attend either school part time or with additional adult support.
In some cases, children attend our nurture unit and that can be helpful for some of them (either full or part time).
We've got quite a challenging intake...but there's also quite a lot of support in place for children and families.

ThereYouAre Fri 25-Nov-16 12:57:54

Right now in the primary school where I work there's one boy in with the HT and one with the DH for fighting. No playtime or lunchtime for them for a week.

TheTroubleWithAngels Fri 25-Nov-16 18:08:53

Our problem is that the HT and the DHT both need to do yard duty, as we are desperately short of TAs. There's no-one to supervise delinquents wink grin

HopeClearwater Fri 25-Nov-16 20:43:25

There are simply too many badly-behaved children in some primary schools, so many that the behaviour becomes normalised. I think a lot of HTs would rather stick their heads in the sand about this than deal with it. Some HTs are scared of the parents. They might have a point...

DanyellasDonkey Sat 26-Nov-16 15:26:38

Our LA has a policy of inclusion but not, unfortunately, one of supporting its HTs in dealing with these pupils. It appears very much to be a case of - well done, you're including these pupils but make sure you keep the exclusions to a minimum so the figures look good.

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