I am writing to let you know about a change to our detention system.
We know from experience that same-day detentions work because they break the cycle of behaviour, provide an opportunity for reflection and allow the pupil to have a next day fresh start.
Pupils who let themselves down and do an after school, same day detention are least likely to do it again - so we have found good success with this and it will carry on.
We have tried to accommodate lunch time detentions where some parents have asked for this; these are not as successful in changing behaviour of pupils. Also, as we now begin the lunch time programme of Revision classes for Year 11, we are unable to continue staffing lunch detention.
Thank you for your continuing support to ensure that all our pupils learn good manners, behave well and make us all proud of them.