Detentions - a nightmare for everyone?
It is late November, the summer holidays are ancient history, September resolutions about behaviour and homework are forgotten, everyone is tired, behaviour has slumped and detentions are hitting an end-of-term peak.
Detentions are a fixture of school life, but do they really improve behaviour?
Here are some of your stories.
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