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    My teacher has started fining students from £1-£5. I was wanting to find out if that is legal. Thanks
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    fine for what? misbehaving during class? not attending?
    and no...it's not legal...also..who the heck would pay "fines" to their teacher...if mine had even suggested that, he/she would be at the job centre claiming JSA the next morning.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    My teacher has started fining students from £1-£5. I was wanting to find out if that is legal. Thanks
    No it's not go straight to the governors he should be struck off.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    My teacher has started fining students from £1-£5. I was wanting to find out if that is legal. Thanks
    Fining for what? How are these being issued? Where is the money going? How often is this happening?
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    Report it to all the news outlets tbh, name and shame em
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    No it's not go straight to the governors he should be struck off.
    Struck off? Do governors have the power to do that?
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    Struck off? Do governors have the power to do that?
    Well no but they can suspend him without pay or fire him (and probably would in this case) and then take it to a hearing where that can happen
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    Are they actually fining people or just saying 'that's a £x fine'? Is it done in a joking way or are they being serious?
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    Anyone with a brain would find out more details about what was happening, under whose authority and why.
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    Not the same thing, but my friend got fined because he snapped some of the school's pencils and they charged him for the whole box. So he went to the bank and got the money in 1p's and gave all the money to his teacher like that
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    fine for what? misbehaving during class? not attending?
    and no...it's not legal...also..who the heck would pay "fines" to their teacher...if mine had even suggested that, he/she would be at the job centre claiming JSA the next morning.
    This.

    Though one of our teachers had a similar policy when I was at school. They had a charity collection tin on their desk and, as a bit of a lighthearted thing, he would shake it at you if you were bad in class. People would put money in mostly, but they were free not to.
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    depends what for.. but considering its 1-5 pounds it doesn't seem like a legit fine and just that they're nicking your coins from you
    tell someone
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    it is basically theft... it is difficult to see how this teacher can carry on if this is the whole story ?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    My teacher has started fining students from £1-£5. I was wanting to find out if that is legal. Thanks
    What for?
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    I think there would need to be more details provided on this. From my experience of working in a school, I have witnessed teachers charging 5p, 10p or a maximum of 20p for several things such as 5p to replace a homework sheet after losing it (after receiving an amnesty on the first situation); and 10p for chewing in class after three times being caught. I doubt teachers have the authority to fine pupils large amounts of money (£1-5+) to then keep that money. I know, from experience again, that any money pupils have given to teachers has then gone to charities.
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    lmao

    all my school does is make you pay for an exercise book if you lose it.
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    I was taught by nuns. When a lot of girls started to wear a lot of jewellery to school, the nuns sent round a bucket and told us to take of the jewellery and place it in the bucket and it would be sold off to help the poor.

    Needless to say there was a public outcry and they had to return the jewellery.

    No one lost their jobs though. That's going a bit far. It should be included in your home/ school agreement. If it isn't then don't pay the fine

    At my brother's school, the pupils all have to buy their text books which are about £25 each and some subjects need three books. It's like being at a private school. Do you think the money they save goes towards the Head teachers salary? I suspect so.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    My teacher has started fining students from £1-£5. I was wanting to find out if that is legal. Thanks
    no it isn't just slap her up fam, teach her a lesson
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    I doubt it is legal or something he/she could actually enforce. Tell your teacher to kiss your ass.
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    The OP hasn't specified what the fines are for, and isn't even responding to any posts...
 
 
 
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