Notley High School in Braintree introduces new punishments for students who walk away from teachers

Braintree and Witham Times: New punishments for 'incredibly rude' students who walk away from teachers New punishments for 'incredibly rude' students who walk away from teachers

A school is clamping down on “incredibly rude” students who walk away from staff.

Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form, in Notley Road, Braintree, have introduced a new policy which will see repeat offenders temporarily excluded.

Headteacher Simon Thompson has called for “mutual respect” between staff and students.

In a letter to parents, Mr Thompson said: “We are proud of the behaviour of our students, the vast majority of whom are helpful, co-operative individuals, keen to work productively with the teaching and support staff of the school.

“Unfortunately, in recent weeks, we have seen a growing number of incidents in which a small number of students have been defiant, and have walked away from staff when being spoken to, simply because they do not wish to listen to what is being said."

The new policy will mean students are given detention for a first offence and excluded from lessons for second and third offences.

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9:48am Fri 7 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Ah, yes. All very well - and I’m sure everyone will agree.

That then deals with the matter of unruly students and their approach to Teachers.

But what about Editors of Local Newspapers who do not show due deference to the Monarch (and notwithstanding the matter having been reported the day before) continue to publish an article in which ‘Her Majesty’ has been downgraded to a mere ‘HRH’?

“Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II” will visit the county on May 6. (BWT 4:35pm Thursday 6th March 2014 refers - Oops!)

Detention for them also? (I hear the Tower of London is fine place this time of the year) - or will it perhaps be a case of ‘Orf Wiv Their Heads’?
Ah, yes. All very well - and I’m sure everyone will agree. That then deals with the matter of unruly students and their approach to Teachers. But what about Editors of Local Newspapers who do not show due deference to the Monarch (and notwithstanding the matter having been reported the day before) continue to publish an article in which ‘Her Majesty’ has been downgraded to a mere ‘HRH’? “Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II” will visit the county on May 6. (BWT 4:35pm Thursday 6th March 2014 refers - Oops!) Detention for them also? (I hear the Tower of London is fine place this time of the year) - or will it perhaps be a case of ‘Orf Wiv Their Heads’? OMPITA [Intl]
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12:42pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Jack222 says...

Does anyone really care about the royalty point? We know who is meant. There are far more important things to worry about in this country.

In fact it's this sort of pointless, pettifogging concern which gives royalty a bad name as being outdated and irrelevant.
Does anyone really care about the royalty point? We know who is meant. There are far more important things to worry about in this country. In fact it's this sort of pointless, pettifogging concern which gives royalty a bad name as being outdated and irrelevant. Jack222
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12:54pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

bring back caning - for girls to
bring back caning - for girls to Bhudeeka
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3:14pm Fri 7 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
bring back caning - for girls to
For girls to what?

To learn how to how to spell and write correctly in English perhaps?

What a jolly spiffing good idea!

Bend over Bhudeeka, you're next!
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: bring back caning - for girls to[/p][/quote]For girls to what? To learn how to how to spell and write correctly in English perhaps? What a jolly spiffing good idea! Bend over Bhudeeka, you're next! OMPITA [Intl]
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