A New School Year – A New Approach to Discipline?

At the start of a new school year schools may be confronted by students who have forgotten school rules and remain in ‘holiday mode’. While detentions, suspensions and expulsions are all necessary by-products of students’ misbehaviour, imposing a discipline policy is often a source of angst for all involved and affected. Common across all jurisdictions is the need for procedural fairness in the imposition of a form of discipline and the importance of encouraging positive student behaviour.

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Internal Whistleblower systems: why it’s important to have a process in place once a red flag is raised

Author Vincent Quattropani, Managing Director, Your-Call Disclosure Management Services In part one of this two part article on whistleblower systems (available here)  provided by Vincent Quattropani of Your-Call Disclosure Management Services (Your-Call),  Vincent discussed why a whistleblower policy is recommended for schools. In part 2 Vincent explains how a whistleblower program works and how it […]

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UK school lets kids smoke

Students as young as 11 have been given permission to smoke cigarettes on the grounds at Elmete Central School in Leeds, according to the BBC. Cigarettes are being confiscated at the beginning of the day but returned to students during break and lunchtimes, for them to smoke on the school grounds. It is understood the […]

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