Sanctions part 1 – PP16

Paul Dix
Paul Dix
Kevin Mulryne
Kevin Mulryne

Our topic of the week is Sanctions – part 1.

‘Punishment hardens and numbs, it produces obstinacy, it sharpens the sense of alienation and strengthens the power of resistance’

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

– A growing culture of punitive and corrosive punishment/retribution reinforces the ‘them’ and ‘us’ culture in many schools

– It should not be a surprise that we should need to apply sanctions

– Applying sanctions is an opportunity: to teach a child the lines of appropriate behaviour, to model appropriate behaviour, to demonstrate your consistency, to highlight the boundaries both in terms of expected behaviour and in the teacher/pupil relationship, to reinforce the rules and routine

– Redirecting and preventing inappropriate behaviour is the step before the application of sanctions

– Structure for applying sanctions: same routine, appropriate language, procedure not anger

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