Detentions are a part of the behaviour policy at the campus and need to reflect our commitment to maintaining the very highest of standards. Detentions are one part of an approach which needs to be implemented as a last resort.

Behaviour policy in the school requires all other aspects to be exhausted before students are required to complete one.

Detentions are used when

  • A student has failed to complete a homework and the class teacher has not been furnished with a suitable explanation for this failure to comply.
  • A student has continually disrupted a class and sanctions such as being moved and warnings have failed to impact positively.
  • A student has wilfully disobeyed an instruction or direction from a member of staff
  • A student has been involved in disruption or unacceptable behaviour outside of a lesson and the sanctions of the form tutor have failed.

Detentions need to offer speedy resolution to non-compliance and as such must be issues in the following timescales.

Issues during the start of school until the end of P4- detention on that day at lunch

Issues from lunchtime to the end of the day –detention on the next school day.

A detention will require the student to be informed and enter it into their diary. They must be clear as and when it will take place and why.

The management and recording of the detention and its subsequent follow up will be undertaken by the member of staff responsible for the detention. However, the teacher issuing the detention MUST contact the parents and inform them this has occurred.

DETENTIONS SHOULD BE RARE AND A MAJOR ISSUE FOR THE STUDENT- THEY MUST NOT BE USED WITHOUT ALL ASPECTS OF THE BEHAVIOUR POLICY HAVING BEEN EXHAUSTED