I hope you guys can help me with this. I taught for 20 years in secondary schools, but for the past few years have been running my own business. One aspect of that is covering PPA time in primaries, and in that time I have come across some really poor behaviour. However, very little seems to be done to address the issue. There is very sparing use of lunchtime detentions, and none at all after school. When I did enquire about the non-existence use of after school detentions, I was told "that parents would not stand for it", or "it would inconvenience the parents too much." So we have a situation where the child is not realising the consequences of their actions, and sending letters home has no effect. When the child goes to secondary, and continues to behave like they do now, they will very soon be removed from the lesson, be given detentions and parents will be told to keep them at home until a meeting can be arranged to ensure that parents support the school behaviour policy. So, why the difference?