First of all, I'd lilke to say thank you for the great advice elsewhere on the site. I'm an NQT in quite a challenging school and it really has been invaluable over the last couple of weeks. I have quite a specific problem though I was hoping someone might be able to help me with. My school teaches three 100 minute lessons per day, with a 30 minute break in between each. The sanction system (which, incidentally, has not changed despite the length of the lessons doubling) is two warnings in class, a third means removal to a colleague's class and a half hour after school detention. Failure to comply with this final request or any serious incidents mean a day in isolation. I, however, feel that a meaningful sanction ought to follow if any child receives two warnings. If the sanction was unpleasant enough and carried out consistenly, it's reasonable to assume that instances of such behaviour, which waste a huge amount of time, would decline. The problem is that, as a class teacher, I'm only able to give out a fifteen minute detention. I don't think this is enough. I would like to keep students for longer - 30 minutes, ideally. But doing this would deprive students of a break before another 100 minute lesson. In my opinion this is morally wrong. The problem could be solved by hauling them back at the end of school for half a hour if doing so didn't flout the whole school behaviour policy by handing down third warning punishments for second warning offences. Doing this would make me unpopular with kids and SLT alike. In summary, the whole school behaviour policy seems too inflexible to enable me to hand out the kind of detentions I would like. My question is: can you suggest any equally unpleasant alternatives to 30 minute detentions (which ideally can be carried out in 15 minutes!)? I realise it's a very specific problem but it's driving me mad! Thanks in advance for any help and all the advice so far.