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City of Ely Community College 600 detentions in 4 days watch

    • Thread Starter

    After reading the story of a head teacher bringing in new rules and handing out all-day detentions for not following them, I was wondering what the people of TSR thought about all of this?

    Personally I think the head teacher has made a very brave move, and has angered a lot of people, however I think she has done the right thing and might teach these children a bit of discipline that a lot of children nowadays seem to lack. Although some of the rules, like not wearing coats indoors, are a bit OTT.

    Here is the article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...crackdown.html

    It's the Daily Fail, but gives you the picture anyway

    If detentions were the best way to teach kids things there wouldn't be a need for teachers, just babysitters.
    • Community Assistant

    Community Assistant
    My school had a similar thing at one point, handing out possibly even more detentions than that. It resulted in a lunchtime 'protest' that involved over half the school jumping the fence and going home.

    A couple of weeks later, everyone had calmed down and the school was better off for it.
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