I am currently teaching KS3/KS4 in a school where the discipline system is not working. Behaviour has gone downhill since the start of the year because students realise the consequences for poor behaviour are non existent! For example, telling a teacher to 'f*** off' results in being sent home (a day off!!) and then a day in isolation with their tutor on return. The refusal to follow instructions is a daily occurrence!! Students regularly play on mobile phones then refuse to hand over following numerous warnings!! They never (or very rarely) attend detentions, even with senior leaders, and there seems to be no consequence to this! To my knowledge, the school has excluded only 2 students so far this year and they were both for assault (teachers being punched and kicked). The inclusive policy of keeping students in class at all costs is having a massive negative effect on the learning of all and the morale of staff!! I am fairly new to teaching (2nd year) and have to say, this is not what I expected to find. I find I do very little teaching but a massive amount of crowd control!! I can't wait for the end of the year!! Any advice would be welcome!!