In the news today
a family is planning to take action against their school for punishing their child with isolation! The child has spent a third of the last school year isolated from fellow pupils. What do you think of this, do you think isolation is a fair form of punishmnet? How were you punished at school?
Last edited by candokoala; 1 month ago
I don't see how isolation is effective.
In my school we had a learning support centre for those who got in serious trouble. I was put in there many times for non serious things. I skipped lessons after lunch for a few months and got excluded from school for it , which was great, because I didnt want to be in school. Also got a few detentions on a saturday, which I never attended.
I would have loved isolation, because I wouldn't have to see those slimy idiots who called themselves "teachers" in that cesspool of a classroom.
School never left me isolated, bullies did. Fortunately my teachers were great, they supported me at every point.
Isolation == No friends. Anyone who tried to be a friend was also bullied. Always framed for things that I never did. Always getting threats for doing right thing as class representative. Those 4 years were not easy.
Last edited by username4149802; 1 month ago
I guess it depends. I was put in isolation a number of times but in hindsight for me they should have tried to get to the root of why I was behaving that way. Turned out I have Asperger's and there were a few pretty recognisable signs and they did nothing. Most of the time there probably wasn't any justified reason.
I was never put in isolation, but my brother was in isolation a lot of the time. No one took the time to figure out why he had such poor behaviour, if they had it probably would've changed both our lives for the better (growing up there was a lot of violence and abuse in our house). Of course, isolation is just an easier, less messy solution.
My brother was sent to isolation in another school. Don't know how effective that is...
I was in isolation for bunking my lessons with a top bunker in year 8 and it was LIT. Never bunked again after that though cause skl got a bit better.
Sent to wait outside for 5 minutes then come back in. The reaon students hated this was. If while we were waiting a head of year or head teacher walked past and saw us.
Or a teacher calling the head of year via another student.
I read the article and it seems that he was sent to isolation for 30 days which is way too much.
My secondary school sends you to isolation (for exceptionally *****y behaviour). You stay there upto a week and where you would need to complete your cover work (sent by your teachers) in silence.
The worst punishment I ever got was a detention.
When I was in primary school my teacher used to single me out and make me go sit in the library area of the classroom all by myself a lot of the time. It happened about a third of time i was in class.
Sometimes teachers just like picking on people. In year 8 once two of my friends were misbehaving in the classroom, i was sitting silently doing my work. The teacher comes by and tells ME to leave the table and to move to another table. I refused to move [why should I have to move?] ..........and he threw me out of the classroom as a result.
and once i broke a window in secondary school. I was taken out of lessons for a week and made to pick up rubbish instead. Also received the bill for the broken window [don't know if that counts..]
Last edited by ANM775; 1 month ago
Lol if isolation is the worst schools come up with, no wonder we have so much trouble in schools. Bring back corporal punishment and half these schools would be reformed in an instant.
At our school we had something called an audit sheet, where behaviour (good and bad) would be logged and coded. After a certain number of negative logs you'd get a detention, and severe logs or incidents would indeed result in isolation. This was usually dealt with by your form tutor when they looked over the sheets for the previous week, which had been submitted by all lesson teachers. Postitive behaviour was rewarded by credit stickers, five credits resulted in a merit, and you could choose rewards for merits like a chocolate bar or a nice pen, out of a tray that was available in the form room. Merits also got you a raffle ticket for pretty cool prizes at the end of each term. I had the most merits in the year for 2 out of my 5 years at the school and I never won a thing though haha.
Maybe if he learn to behave himself
pretty much anyone misbehaving anywhere gets isolation! how is this news and how are you appalled?? It's basically all-day/multi-day detention. It's nothing at all, ****ing hell. It's to keep unruly kids wasting learning time on behavioural issues, away from normal students, without keeping them away from education since they are monitored by a teacher and with other isolated students. Duh. It's in a room with computers and windows, not some dungeon.