Yes! Detentions do work

9th December 2011 at 00:00

How refreshing to read the heretical article "Detention: it's not trendy but it works" (TESpro, 2 December). I have suffered for years listening to the whining and whingeing of the put-children-on-a-pedestal brigade, too many of whom have managed to get into positions of influence in education.

I have had staffroom arguments about children writing lines and received pitying, even hostile, looks when I said that sometimes pupils need to experience some level of discomfort as a consequence of their misdemeanours. The author of the piece, Tom Bennett, needs to be headhunted and appointed as head of Ofsted and minister for education forthwith.

Tom Trust, Cornwall.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now