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Badly behaved pupils to repeat a year

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Outwood Grange Academy Trust (Ogat), an academy chain, has been criticised for saying it will hold pupils back a year if they break school behaviour rules. In the new policy, Ogat said: “Students who do not show, over time, good behaviour, attitude and effort in their lessons, will not graduate at the end of Year 8 [aged 12 to 13] and may subsequently remain in Year 8 until improvements are made.

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Outwood Grange Academy Trust (Ogat), which runs 31 schools across the north of England and the East Midlands, has previously been criticised for its high exclusion rate and for putting pupils in isolation for long periods of time. Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), said the threat of failing a year was too tough a sanction and was unlikely to resolve the underlying causes of bad behaviour.
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What do you think of this new policy from Outwood Grange Academy Trust (Ogat)?
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To be honest, in Portugal, it's a reasonably common thing for failing students to repeat a year. I think it's probably better than continuing on a spiral of failure, due to a lack of a basic grasp of core subjects.
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Parents need to take some responsibility for the kids behaviour. Kids are sent to school at 5 and 6 in nappies. It isn’t the teachers responsibility to change or to teach manners to children.
Teachers can do a certain amount but basics need to be learned at home.
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Parents need to take some responsibility for the kids behaviour. Kids are sent to school at 5 and 6 in nappies. It isn’t the teachers responsibility to change or to teach manners to children.
Teachers can do a certain amount but basics need to be learned at home.
If we went back to using terry toweling nappies I think problem of potty training would quickly disappear, so much easier to change a disposable nappy and throw it away than spending time on toilet training. I really don’t know how older generations coped without automatic washing machines, must have given them a real incentive to deal with toilet training as soon as possible.
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This is a societal issue, not just parents. Blaming the parents is both buying into the problem and perpetuating the neglect of community.
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Secondary schools in Spain you have between 9 and 12 subjects a year, if you fail more than 2 subjects you are kept down a year and have to do it all again! To Graduate you have to get a minimum of a C in all 11 subjects (minimum) When I was young I thought it was harsh but now looking back I think it works well and prepares you for the world.. The levels of knowledge that teens in this country have when finishing Secondary School is Shokingly bad!
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Spain has one of the lowest educated populations in the EU so it doesn't seem to be working out that well for them.
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Hell yeah! That'll teach 'em!...or will it... (Why not give the pupils the"intensive support" from the beginning, instead of holding out until they've failed. Very weird reasoning indeed.)
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In Italy" condotta" i.e. behaviour in class ciunts as a mark and can fail you at the end of the year.
Stroppy students make for stroppy adults.
The sooner they learn they can't get away with it the better.
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Yeah because holding them back and making them feel like failures is really going to improve their behaviour
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