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Doobydoobeedoo Tue 19-Feb-19 20:27:56

It's the system used at our school too.

It stops the rest of the class from having their learning disrupted and means that the teacher can get on with teaching.

It means that the child is removed from the situation and can get on with their work in the other classroom.

From what I've seen, the children in the other class really don't pay all that much attention to the child who has been sent from elsewhere. It's nothing like the village stocks or a public flogging.

Ninjafox Tue 19-Feb-19 20:27:31

Some interesting opinions, I do wonder if you're teachers? I would just assume in a pretty well to do catchment, where the teacher has a few LSAs on hand to help, that they would need to send a reception age child to another class for support? Feels like the teacher can't control a class tbh

sideorderofchips Tue 19-Feb-19 20:27:27

They do this at the secondary I work at. Remove the child from the class to prevent disruption and interrupted learning. Put them in another class, generally with older kids (ie year seven going into a small year 11) class. That way year seven teacher can carry on teaching.

Thesnobbymiddleclassone Tue 19-Feb-19 20:27:11

Used to do this at my school.

If you disrupted the class then you're the one removed.

Yesicancancan Tue 19-Feb-19 20:26:29

I say this as a parent of a very unruly child, I try and they try and he is a pita, I wish they would send him to the head mistress. She scares me. 🤪

missmapp Tue 19-Feb-19 20:26:12

This happens in most schools i have worked in. The child works at the back of another room with little interaction from the teacher. Then after the given time, a restorative meeting happens with the teacher. Only for children who have already ignored several instructions and have not responded to in class talking to by teacher. Both child and teacher, and the class, need some time apart.

Yesicancancan Tue 19-Feb-19 20:25:22

Don’t be so ridiculous, no wonder some children are so unreasonable, sending them to calm down in another room is tame.

hidinginthenightgarden Tue 19-Feb-19 20:25:12

I don't like it but then teachers have very few powers these days. Not sure what they are meant to do when a quick bollocking from the head isn't working.

E20mom Tue 19-Feb-19 20:24:03

I really think your reaction to this is OTT.

BarbarianMum Tue 19-Feb-19 20:22:51

They do thos in our school. Its never the first resort but if a child will not listen to their teacher then it happens. Head's got better things to do than bollocking every silly child who wants to disrupt the class, she deals w serious behavioural issues like bullying.

Huntawaymama Tue 19-Feb-19 20:22:28

If it works and stops them misbehaving then I think it's better then wasting the heads time

Sunflower1989 Tue 19-Feb-19 20:22:26

Sending a child for a 'telling off' from the headteacher is still quite a public way of disciplining a child too. I imagine the sanction of sitting in another class would come as a final punishment after warnings and chances for the child to correct their behaviour. It is to prevent disruption to the other pupils that deserve a peaceful environment to learn.

Fabaunt Tue 19-Feb-19 20:22:09

No it’s totally reasonable. Why should the teacher take precious time away from other kids to deal with a naughty child who’s already disrupting the class? If he doesn’t want to go sit in another class then he should be good.

noblegiraffe Tue 19-Feb-19 20:21:31

The naughty kid needs a break from the classroom but still needs to be supervised by an adult. Sending them to another class achieves this.

WorraLiberty Tue 19-Feb-19 20:20:59

I expect the Head has better things to do tbh.

It feels a bit like the village stocks or a public flogging

I think that ^^ is an over reaction.

Jackshouse Tue 19-Feb-19 20:18:56

It’s common to remove a disruptive child to some where else so they are not preventing 30 other children from learning.

Ninjafox Tue 19-Feb-19 20:16:08

Not sure if I'm being precious but I'm sure I'll be told either way now. Found out today that DC's school discipline naughty children by sending them to another class to sit on a chair.

My thoughts are this is worse than a telling off as they are actively showing the other children 'look at this naughty child' and humiliating them. This happens as young as reception. At least if they are sent to the head they get a telling off and that's more or less the end of it. It feels a bit like the village stocks or a public flogging. AIBU to think this is a bit off? For reference the school is in a really good catchment and the naughty kids of whom I know a few seem quite mildly naughty tbh.

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