Thursday, 29 October 2009

Clacton-on-Sea: Twinned With Hell-on-Earth...

A school which puts unruly pupils in a store room is facing a backlash from furious parents who are planning a protest.

Disruptive children are sent to the 8ft by 4ft room, which has no handles on the inside and only a window in the door, until they calm down.
And what else are they supposed to do, then? Let the little hellions scream, shout, kick, bite and rampage through the school?
But mothers and fathers have compared the punishment to 'something from the dark ages' and are threatening to keep their children out of classes and picket the main gate until the school changes its policy.
To what?

They don't say, but a good look at what they are saying will show you what the school has to deal with:
Coppins Green Primary School in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, has refused to back down, however, saying it is necessary to control 'extreme, disturbed children in a safe way'.
Children like this little treasure:
Mother of three Michelle Evans, 37, has had her daughter Rebecca, nine, locked in the room three times last week after being disruptive in class.

She said: 'There is no window to the outside world, there is just a window in the door.

'There is no handle on the inside, the door opens inwards. What if a child is asthmatic or epileptic and has a fit and falls against the door?

'It is like something from the dark ages. I don't want to send my child to a concentration camp.'

She added: 'My daughter's claustrophobic and hates confined spaces. It's awful.'
So, let's sum up.

Mummy's little angel still hasn't learned her lesson despite being sent to this ghastly oubliette three times in one week, her mother believes that rather than question why she has raised a child that can't behave, the proper thing to do is whine about someone else instilling the discipline she should have instilled, the mother is so dim that she doesn't realise that 'school cupboard' ≠ 'German-run death camp' and she clearly is unaware that if her little treasure really was claustrophobic, she'd be the best behaved kid in the school in order to avoid the dreaded cupboard.

I'm starting to get a picture of the type of parents that are complaining here, and it isn't a pretty one.

This clinches it:
About 50 parents are expected to protest at the school gates on Monday and organisers claim up to 120 children will be kept away from classes.

Many are also angry about a rewards system based on attendance, punctuality, behaviour and dress code which blocks some children from going on school trips.
What!!?! They get rewards for behaving, and none for acting like savages!? Monsters! ALL MUST HAVE PRIZES!

Now, surely these few 'parents' won't find anyone to back them with their...

Oh, FFS!
A 2006 study of school isolation techniques for Investing In Children, an organisation which promotes the rights of young people, argued they did not work.

The report concluded: 'Isolation has a bad effect on young people's physical and mental health. It makes people feel inadequate; it can take away their confidence and self-esteem.'
Let me tell you something, 'Investing in Children', the problem with these kids isn't a lack of self-esteem or confidence.

It's far too much self esteem, all of it totally undeserved. It's an excess of confidence, buoyed up by the knowledge that they are untouchable, and that whatever they do in school, instead of hiding their heads in shame, their knuckle-dragging birth-unit or sperm-donor will shamble into school to defend them.

Clacton-on-Sea. One to cross off the 'might like to move there someday' list...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

These rooms can be a God-send, not only to the other children in the class, but to the 'unruly' child him/herself.

Although not a bad boy, my grandson is sometimes overwhelmed by the noise of the classroom and can 'kick' off'; a few minutes of calm in such a room, which has a relaxing chair and a calming atmosphere, can work wonders, and he is soon able to return to his class.

Although he is still very young, we consider this to be a valuable part of his education, as do his parents; one day, when he is a grown man, he will thank them for being so interested in his greater welfare.

Sue said...

For crying out loud!

The reward system has always worked. Even the school I went to worked on a merit and order mark system. Mind you, we also still had the cane as the ultimate deterrent.

Look at Mum in the "addidas" top. (She's carrying her daughter). What a brat that kids looks. Infact, looking at the parents, I'd say we hit "Chav Central" here.

The kids are lucky they only get locked in room to calm down. I expect the school tried the cotton wool method of sitting them on a chair to calm down. Trouble is, the little brats get up again.

Bloody good hiding is what most of them lack.. Yes, that's right, I'm a bad cruel mum... but believe me, you only have to give them a good smack bottom once and that normally does the trick for a few months!

Fat Hen said...

Maybe the teacher should just leave class the moment it gets beyond normality instead and demand written apologies from the kids and the parents before returning...

Then again, people who chose to be teachers in this fubared system deserve all the grief and punishment they are getting -- what kind of masochistic, self-hating nutter stays in a crazy situation that prompts them to re-invent the Alcatraz hole technology?

AntiCitizenOne said...

The parents should be given a choice.

1/ Unruly pupils sit in the quiet room.
2 Unruly pupils sit in the parents house.

Dangermouse said...

Whenever Godwin's Law is invoked means the argument is automatically lost.

Von Spreuth said...

A 2006 study of school isolation techniques for Investing In Children, an organisation which promotes the rights of young people, argued they did not work.


Completely agree.

A good bloody hard and long thrashing with a two and a half foot long, and quarter of an inch thick piece of suple bamboo will work PERFECTLY.
A good bloody hard and long thrashing with a two and a half foot long, and quarter of an inch thick piece of suple bamboo will work PERFECTLY.

And can be used on the children as well as the parents.

Interesting thing happened here in Berlin lastr week. The mayor of Neuköln is to start a scheme where behaviour and attendence are linked to child benefits. Your bastard does not turn up at school, you loose benefit for that day. Misbehaves, a sliding scale of benefit loss.

Still think the bamboo idea is more satisfying though, and it DOES tend to concentrate what they laughingly refer to as their "minds".

blueknight said...

The little ********s are all volunteers

JuliaM said...

"These rooms can be a God-send, not only to the other children in the class, but to the 'unruly' child him/herself."

It does seem like a perfect solution in the modern world of teaching, when so many others have been taken away.

"...I'd say we hit "Chav Central" here."

Yup, that was my first impression too.

"Then again, people who chose to be teachers in this fubared system deserve all the grief and punishment they are getting -- what kind of masochistic, self-hating nutter stays in a crazy situation that prompts them to re-invent the Alcatraz hole technology?"

It's certainly not a job I'd do willingly. It's about time the sensible ones took back their profession from the loons.

"The parents should be given a choice."

Now that, I like. But I like Von Spreuth's suggestion too...

"Whenever Godwin's Law is invoked means the argument is automatically lost."

I'm surprised, given her age from that picture, she didn't go for the Guantanamo Bay image...

"Interesting thing happened here in Berlin lastr week. The mayor of Neuköln is to start a scheme where behaviour and attendence are linked to child benefits. Your bastard does not turn up at school, you loose benefit for that day. Misbehaves, a sliding scale of benefit loss."

Wow! Imagine anyone suggesting that here!

But it just might work...

Fat Hen said...

"It's certainly not a job I'd do willingly. It's about time the sensible ones took back their profession from the loons."

What ever for?

For a wage that on paper looks great, but in reality doesn't even pay for a roof over your head?

For the risk of getting pronounce guilty by some kangaroo court after the real court has thrown the case out? (re you post a day later). For the opportunity of dealing with retards (kids and colleagues)?

We're at a stage of the game where sensible people need to learn to say 'no'.

And parents who care should homeschool, sending your kid to those detention centers is child abuse... besides, the dole is only marginally less than what you get in a teaching job anyway, and going Galt and thus stopping to finance the madness with your taxes is about the only way in which anyone can do *something*

If you can't beat them... join them.

;-P

Malthebof said...

I would think the school has won, as the parents are keeping 120 of the little sh***s at home. Trebles all round.

Mud in the Blood said...

Dateline: Chavton - on Sea 05/11/09

Today it has been in the local and national news that the headmaster has been suspended and the police are investigating.

A great victory for the chav scum no doubt.
But, if this means that children will no longer be removed if disrupting a class what of the others who will be unable to complete their lesson?
If rewards are for all rather than for the deserving who will bother trying to achieve?

What will be the result of this generation of kids - who will grow up believing that they can do pretty much what they like - hit the streets at 18? You can see the preview now in the town most evenings and its not getting to get any better folks. Just search for Clacton on you-tube, you'll see what I mean.

Livingstone made a brave stab at putting some of these kids on the right road, I have no doubt that the future of his teaching career is now hanging in the balance. brought to this by shouty white trash and the power of facebook.

I give up! This town and indeed the whole country is tuning into a world class shit-bin