8th February 2008 at 00:00
Pupil exclusions

Posted by bigjimmy

The pupils being excluded are painted as "the system failed them and we need to do more to help them": true or false? Are there any effective alternatives to exclusion?

Posted by uberman

False. So far this year I've been told to shove my work up my arse, been told by a pupil to suck their c**k and been told to f**k off by another. Because I asked them to sit in their seats and work. I reckon parents should be hit in the pocket.

Posted by subman68

I don't see the point in fining a parent, as 95 per cent of the families have little or no spare money. I think we have so many exclusions and feral kids running about because of the lack of a steady and sustainable home life. We need to go back to how these "parents" were dealt with in school 20 years ago.

Posted by dozyweewitch

I've heard of places that, following exclusion, make the parents sit with their child in school until the issue, whatever it may be, is resolved. Not sure how I'd feel about that!

Posted by vforvendetta

Strange how all these "poor" children have at least one mobile phone, some more have two, iPods, jewellery, designer clothing etc.

Posted by subman68

They may have a phone but the house they come from does not have heating or adequate insulation, the area is a slum and their parents think they can buy off the kids with a knocked-off phone. You need to look behind the phone and mp3 player to see the real poverty.

Posted by dozyweewitch

In my two years teaching, I've already been sworn at and had furniture thrown around my classroom. That's in primary and not upper school. SMT are supportive, but because the physical stuff wasn't directed AT anyone and the child has a difficult background, he was only removed until he calmed down.

Posted by uberman

For your information:

shove my work up my arse - excluded 1 week;

suck their c**k - excluded 1 week;

told to f**k off - excluded 2 weeks.

Posted by flamencodancer

Where are their f*****g parents?

Posted by house1

Children have no respect for teachers any more.

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