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oliviaaah Thu 08-Jan-15 16:46:30

Please may I ask, do you have directives from above with regard to discipline methods? Specifically, the use of whole class punishment for the misdemeanours of a few. This happened last year in my DSs class a lot and it has just happened again. I would like to ask that it be a policy not to use it. Is that reasonable? Feeling cross and need advice before I go in all guns blazing. This is in Primary School.

TheTroubleWithAngels Thu 08-Jan-15 17:33:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

oliviaaah Thu 08-Jan-15 21:48:35

Thanks for your comment Angels. The teacher is new to the school, (not to teaching) so I guess she's just asserting herself at the beginning and hopefully will loosen up a bit. Meanwhile I've got a very angry and indignant DS. I will let her know my thoughts and leave it at that.

SignoraLiviaBurlando Sat 10-Jan-15 12:43:28

Definitely bad practice, and I would say, lazy practice.
Very unfair, but also counter-productive - alienating the ones who are behaving well - why should they behave well if they get punished anyway?

SignoraLiviaBurlando Sat 10-Jan-15 12:46:41

Meant to add - lazy because the assumption is that the children will assert pressure on the miscreants - ion other words doing the teacher's job for her - very unprofessional.
If every single member of the class is behaving badly hmm, has not done homework, or whatever the situation was, she should first look a the instructions she gave. If not all the class were involved, no way should this happen.

Welliesandpyjamas Sat 10-Jan-15 13:11:44

Check your school behaviour policy and also the behaviour rules given and explained to the children. If they don't match the new teacher's approach, whether through ignorance/lack of training/lack of awareness/laziness/whatever, I should think the disparity between the two should be mentioned, maybe in writing, to the Head.

oliviaaah Sat 10-Jan-15 21:11:06

Thank you for your replies. I'm glad to hear that it's generally deemed to be poor practice. That was my instinct about it.

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