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What would the penalty be in your school for...

Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by Herringthecat, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Herringthecat

    Herringthecat New commenter

    knicks a teacher's laser pointer,

    shines it in someone else's face - actually is shining it around the room,

    is removed into a other class,

    messes about so much he's removed from there too.

    gives the other teacher the middle finger as he leaves,

    comes back at breaktime,

    argues with the original teacher about the laser pointer issue because 'it's not as if he went blind or anything',

    walks out, then pushes way back into classroom and kicks over an enormous stack of plastic boxes with resources in them, breaking a box and causing damage and a good 10 minutes' worth of clearing up.

    ? Just curious!
  2. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Oh, that would be for the classroom teacher to log and give a lunchtime detention for in my last school - in the one before that, the kid would be spending at least a day in isolation.
  3. varcolac

    varcolac Occasional commenter

    Removal from class is an automatic detention. Theft is more serious - isolation at the least. That level of rudeness would also merit some time in isolation and a meeting with parents to attempt to resolve it. Kid would likely be on a report (subject, HoY or SLT depending on the extent of idiocy in other subjects) for some weeks after.

    Add in the damage to school property and this kid'd be looking at some serious time in the cooler, some awkward conversations with parents, and detentions for a month of Sundays.
  4. muso2

    muso2 Occasional commenter Community helper

    Taking the laser pointer and shining in others' faces - after school detention at least

    Finger up at a teacher as well - internal isolation for at least half a day

    In combination with poor behaviour and damage to boxes, probably a day of isolation, which would include phone call and letter home.
  5. Herringthecat

    Herringthecat New commenter

    Thanks all; that;s interesting.

    Unfortunately the culprit didn't get anything approaching that. Just three hours in isolation - the rest of the day on which the offences took place.
  6. saluki

    saluki Lead commenter

    Lots of sympathy for poor child- they have probably got 'personal problems'. They are probably 'highly intelligent and mis-understood'. You would be the villain of the piece for being so nasty and not understanding that child need kid glove treatment. Child wd be given sympathetic talking to and asked please not to do it again.

    Or: depending on HOD, personal tutor, parents called in, a good talking to given and possible disciplinary leading to exclusion (under a totting up procedure).

    Have experienced both attitudes in the same establishment.
  7. Fizzbobble

    Fizzbobble Occasional commenter

    In mine it would be external suspension for at least a week, with discussions regarding permanent exclusion....but we are an indy
  8. ml01omm

    ml01omm New commenter

    A 'tut tut tut' talking to by the HoD and then a 20 minute lunch time detention with the classroom teacher (i.e me).

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