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Abolish detention outside school sessions

Submitted by Filip Dimitrov Lyapov on Saturday 13th November 2021

Published on Friday 19th November 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 19th May 2022

Current Signatures: 13
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Abolished ~ Education ~ Engaging ~ Government ~ homework ~ IMPACT ~ Penalty ~ Schools ~ Staff ~ Teachers ~ The Government

Petition Action

Abolish detention outside school sessions

Petition Details

I want the Government to ban detention outside school sessions, as currently permitted under the Education Act 2006 - section 92.

Additional Information

The Education Act does not require sufficient impact assessment to support the purpose and worthiness of such penalty. It can create a strain on teachers, administrative staff, pupils, parents and carers, and is often a negative experience for everyone involved. There is inconsistent practice among schools in giving suitable tasks to pupils or not engaging them with homework during the detention. There is insufficient evidence that detention outside school sessions improves the behaviour of pupils or academic performance.


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