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Does your behaviour policy work?

Does your behaviour policy work?

The behaviour isn't "bad" in our school: children don't swear at teachers, there aren't any gang-style fights and the majority actually want to learn. However, the behaviour policy has been turned into a joke.  Students play the system - and good for them. It shows initiative, at least.  There are no set-in-stone escalations or rules as to what happens when a child misbehaves.  The few times I have raised the matter, I have been rebuffed with "It's on a case-by-case basis" or "What do you feel is the best way to deal with this?"  This is not good enough.  Students know that the worst punishment comes from the class teacher - break and lunchtime detentions, although setting them means no break for us either.

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