All good schools run detentions. They would not be good without them. Michaela also runs detentions, but we centralise them in order to have consistency across the school.
Centralisation is supportive of both pupils and staff. It removes the possibility of pupils choosing whose detention to attend and which teacher to ignore. It ensures fairness across the board so that all pupils feel that they are always treated in the same manner. Our centralised detention system is one of the reasons you will never hear a Michaela pupil say, ‘It’s not fair! SHE didn’t get in trouble for the same thing!’ Our centralised detention system is one of the reasons our children are so happy.
If teachers are not running their own detentions, then someone else has to do it. We’ve had teachers on a rota in the detention hall and they are pretty good at it. Of course they…
View original post 185 more words