To consider the range of sanctions operating in your school

Aim

To consider the range of sanctions operating in your school

Evidence and reflection

Make a comprehensive list of the sanctions used in your school. Distinguish between those which are ‘school-wide’ and those which may be used by individual teachers. Can you create a hierarchy of severity for these? From your own observation how are the sanctions applied throughout the school?

Try to talk to pupils. What is their view of various sanctions? How do they feel when they are punished? Which punishments do they think are most effective? Which least effective? How would they go about dealing with people who break the rules or misbehave? 

Follow up

Try to get the views of other teachers, students, your mentor. How will thinking about this affect your approach to managing behaviour?