Hello everyone - I gave my Year 11s homework over the half-term which was to analyse 3 poems from the cluster we are studying in class. As I've been marking them, two students have clearly copied and pasted whole essays taken from the web. I'm gutted about this as they are really nice kids and I don't want to shame them or embarrass them too much. How should I approach this? A quiet word to the two of them along the lines of 'I'm really disappointed and I hope it won't happen again'. Or, do I take a more serious stance and threaten that I am well within my rights to notify Head of Department and SLT, and that it would be kept on their records etc... ? I would really appreciate some advice if possible and also if this has happened to any of you, the stance you have taken. Many thanks to all of you.