I manage Internal Exclusion and have adapted the running over the years so that it remains in line with the ethos of the school. Whilst there is a need to provide a highly disciplined area, it also needs to address the issues that led them there. These reasons can be widespread and the 'root of the problem' is the key to overcoming challenges whole school. Internal exclusion requires a collaborative whole school approach to ensure that when a student leaves and returns to mainstream identified areas of concerns are addressed, otherwise it is fruitless. Students in the school I currently work in get no break but do have a lunch in the dining room away from other students. This can be a hot meal. For some this is the only meal they get. Clear structures and expectations are set out and work is usually provided from the unit itself which has a wealth of resources. Group activities are also done at given points in the day working on a SMSC/PSHE are. All students receive a 1:1 session. Follow ups and signposts are made where necessary. Study booths are provided but they do not shield their view which I believe is detrimental to a persons well being. This kind of treatment is akin to prison, and is not necessary. A student needs to learn to work alongside other students in a way that is appropriate and constructive. If this is not being maintained within the environment then there are wider issues that are not student related.