So glad I work in a grammar school (not a teacher, a science tech)
Jesus fucking christ this thread. Does everyone live in a 3rd world country ?
I was usually in the "top set" during high school so I didn't really come across any real violence. Most of my friends were medium-to-low set though, so I observed enough of it during recess and lunch...
... the only incident I remember is during one junior year there was a really psychotic student who fluked his results and got into one of our classes, who then proceeded to bully me and other students. Nothing physically serious, but enough to interrupt our learning that year pretty seriously. The teacher was little to no help.
I'm not sure how he got dropped back down the next year ... maybe after finals that year someone slipped into the staff room and carefully replaced his last few exam pages with blank questions.
I went to a military boarding school for my secondary education. They had no qualms about suspending people, but it mainly tended to be for drinking and fucking. The most fun we had was on the penultimate night of the school year, wrecking everything that had been set up for the parade on the last day of the year, which usually had some general or local dignitary coming to inspect it. Whichever one of the parachute battalions was in Connaught Barracks (next door) at the time got given the probably shit job of security, chasing kids around all night.
My mum works at a comprehensive school not far from Aldershot, some of the stuff she has told me about is horrific. Mainly involves gypsy kids, who are the most fun because any disciplinary action towards them results in not only Big Mick and his eight brothers turning up for 'justice' on whichever teacher actioned the punishment, but also a visit from the Local Education Authority to establish exactly why the school are 'picking' on the gypos. Answer: because they're the ones turning up to school with crossbows and knives.
Expulsions in Britain: Yeah it is seen as a black mark against the school and is done as a last last last resort now (essentially when having the child in school will be more of an embarassment than booting it out). Also, the exclusion appeal board generally favours the child in most cases and can force the school to take them back. That seems to be changing with academisation as I know one academy that's taken out 6 so far this year.
So what generally happens is that the kids are put in Inclusion Units. This is the stereotypical room at the end of the field with brightly coloured posters on the wall and some poor guy who draws the short straw looking after whoever gets sent there.
A little word about alcohol: Drinking is rampant from Year 9 up. It's gotten to the point where the teaching unions have advised us not to go out at the weekends near our school's catchment area. lolwot.
EDIT - My hometown occasionally has the popo crackdown on underage clubbing. Every time this happens at least 1 club goes out of business.
I work at a pretty nice school compared to most mentioned here but we've got our share of shitty pupils. Expelling them is a real pain, it's not a case of suspend them and if they do it again then expel them. You've got to go through 3 or 4 layers of punishment within school, then suspension, then short term transfer to another school and then expel to another school permanently, and in the end it still costs the school about Ł10k to expel the pupil.
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Public school checking in.
Was offered private schooling but wanted to go with all my mates.
We once had a guy flip a table and storm out of the class and come back with a crow-bar.
But he was fucking nuts and had been expelled from like 5 schools prior (In Victoria, not sure about the rest of au, if a kid gets expelled from another school in the area, one of the other schools has to take them)
And we had a heroin dealer.
But over all it was p good tbh.
Nothing like some of the shit in here.
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