Detention

At Chessington, students are first given a Warning - Choice - Consequence for their behaviour. The consequence is explained below. 

C1 - 30 minute detention & C2 - 60 minute detention:  Detention for low level unacceptable behaviours, lateness, incompletion of or poor attempt to complete homework, lack of equipment and other similar infractions. 

C3 - 75 minute detention: Detention as above, any repetition of C1/C2 but also including missed detentions, escalated unacceptable behaviours, repeated lateness or other similar levels of infractions. 

C4 - Saturday detention: one-off, escalated, unacceptable behaviour on or off-site, failure to attend detentions or repetition of similar infractions. 

C5 - Internal Exclusion (IE): For more serious breaches of the school's behaviour policy, failure to attend, failure to complete, escalation of or other similar infractions. Internal Exclusion can be at Chessington or at another school within the Every Child, Every Day Academy Trust. 

C6 - Fixed Term Exclusion: For more serious breaches of the school's behaviour policy, persistent unacceptable behaviour or similar infractions. 

Permanent Exclusion: A serious breach of the school's behaviour policy, persistent breaches of the policy or any violent or dangerous infraction. 

You don’t agree with the detention – what can you do?

  • Contact the teacher who set the detention first. They have the best understanding of the situation and can answer your query.  Please remember that the staff teach full time and often have meetings, training and sports after school ends. 
  • Allow 48 hours for your call to be returned.

Please read our Behaviour For Learning Policy - click here: School Policies

 

Did you know? 

  • There is a drop-in homework club every lunchtime and after school where students can work in a quiet environment with a teacher supervising/to help.  

  • Students can print off homework in school using their zip or ID card. There is no cost, it is purely for ID only.

  • Following parent feedback, Year 7 students are not given homework in the first term so that they can settle into secondary school life first.

  • Homework detentions are now taken with the subject tutor and are designed to support the student rather than punish them.

What can you do to help?

  • Check Class Charts to see what homework your child has to do and encourage them not to leave it to the last minute.
  • Work together – help your child look up information and take an interest in what they are learning.
  • Ensure your child leaves home with plenty of time to get to school.  
  • Don’t rely on public transport to run exactly to time if you have already cut it fine.
  • Be aware that lateness can also be considered absent if the registration cut-off is missed.
  • The school strives for 100% attendance. 95% attendance may sound high, but that is ½ a day of learning missed every week and soon adds up. Your child may not be able to keep up with their class. We expect high levels of attendance and punctuality from all our students.
  • If your child is struggling let the school know as soon as possible. Many support groups in school will help your child get through a tough time and get them back on track.