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...Children are ordered to sit for extended periods under a spotlight facing a black wall in one of four partitioned areas of a classroom to reflect on their misbehaviour.
Teachers at Ridgewood School in Doncaster – who call the cells ‘individual study rooms’ – also notify parents if their youngsters spend time in the cells...
A father whose son was ordered to spend a day in one of the units has threatened to remove him from the school in protest.
Mr Widdowson, 30, said: ‘A teacher rang and told me about the punishment and I went into the school to see for myself what this isolation room was.
‘I couldn’t believe it. It was like something out of Guantanamo Bay.
‘The room is painted totally black. The walls, the partitions, the window blinds – everything was black.'
New ways to teach kids not to disobey and that dissent is wrong? This is absolutely wrong and disgraceful. What ever happened to silent detention?
The school defended the room, which is supervised by a member of staff.
In a statement it said: "It is well lit with a window providing adequate external light and extra ventilation as required, and each individual carrel has separate spot lighting in addition.
"The facility has been in use for over four years and accommodates a handful of pupils each week overwhelmingly for no more than one day and some for less than this. The facility is used at a relatively minor level of the behaviour policy to give pupils a chance to reflect on their behaviour and strengthen their desire to meet expectations in future.
"It overwhelmingly achieves this in terms of pupils not returning for repeated isolations.
"Pupils are supplied with work from current lessons and are free to ask questions of the supervising member of staff as they would in lessons.
"It was fully functional during the 2006 Ofsted inspection and approved as a positive feature of the school's overall success.
Forcing parents to get out of work to come and have to pick up their children from school for bad behavior.
Originally posted by LastOutfiniteVoiceEternal
This helps and hurts but doesn't at the same time.
The teachers need to stop being lazy and stupid and find more efficient ways to connect with and teach their students. Many teachers wish not to socialize with their students at all.