I did the first with my kids. I had no issue with detention as a punishment when they were being little shits. What i had an issue with was they were simply kept behind after school to sit and chat in a classroom for an hour.A school trust has issued a letter to parents urging them to treat teachers with respect after incidents which have seen some mams and dads banned from school grounds.
And in it, staff have outlined the seven things they don't want to hear from parents whose youngsters might have fallen foul of school rules during lesson time.
The points have been put to parents by The Arete Learning Trust which runs secondary schools in Stokesley, Northallerton and Richmond in a letter from chief executive officer Catherine Brooker.
I've been a Head of Year for many years. I have heard all of these said to me about their precious child.
- "I'm not going to allow my child to do a detention"
- "I don't want my child punished until I know what is happening to the other one"
- "She's usually really good, can't you let her off"
- "I support the school and want good behaviour but..."
- "You have been too soft on the other child"
- "My child doesn't lie and told me he didn't"
- "You can't punish my child when I tell him to ignore what you say."
Anyone admit to saying stuff like this?
Mods -SMB this ! Ive had a mare....
Advised the head that is they were not going to be given something worthwhile, like additional work in a subject they needed to improve on for example, they were not doing it. Advised they would need to come up with a different punishment, one that actually offered some value. Even suggested additional homework as that has obvious academic benefits.
Sadly the head at Lord Lawson Comp did not have the nous to offer anything else.