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Folkestone Academy Secondary News – Saturday Detentions Myth Buster

Secondary News – Saturday Detentions Myth Buster

News : 09 January 2020

Saturday Detentions – The Facts

Following the recent announcement of the introduction of Saturday detentions within Folkestone Academy secondary, the list below answers some of the questions we have received from parents/carers:

  • Pupils will not get a Saturday detention immediately for offences such as lateness or low level disruption.
  • Pupils will have two opportunities to attend a weekday detention prior to a Saturday detention being set.
  • Staff at Saturday detentions have specialist SEND training.
  • Only the senior leadership team will take Saturday detentions.
  • Parents who cannot attend on Saturday with their child can arrange a more suitable time during the week.
  • Pupils who have to follow religious observance can re-arrange their detentions to a different Saturday.
  • Parents will receive at least 24 hours notification by text and email.
  • Parents are encouraged to meet with the senior leaders to discuss why their child is in the detention on the day.
  • Parents can refuse Saturday detention and request internal exclusion instead.
  • Saturday detention is used by a wide variety of schools including local academies.