You know the situation, the same child in the class is being disruptive yet again, so what do you do? Well, you have a couple of options, you can send him out the class, but you’ve already done that twice. You would give him a detention, but detentions don’t exist in Primary schools. This child is rude, he swears, hits other children and is stopping everyone else from having a productive day, so, you expel him.
Harsh? The above scenario is all the more common, with Ofsted reporting 13,460 fixed term exclusions in 2006-07. But how can this be avoided? The root cause of the problem could range from anything from problems at home, bullying, wanting attention to name a few. Ofsted Inspectors say the whole situation can be avoided with better classroom management.
What are your views – Have you had a similar situation in your class or school? Do you think exclusions should be avoided, or do you think they are the only effective method? Do you have any tips for better classroom management? Share your thoughts with us!