Mother and father say a college’s new behaviour coverage has left some pupils “terrified of creating a mistake”.
College students at Penistone Grammar Faculty might be reprimanded for incidents akin to forgetting a pen or leaving their shirt untucked and face motion in the event that they breach the principles six occasions in every week.
One guardian on the college close to Barnsley mentioned youngsters had been left “in tears”.
Faculty principal Jo Higgins mentioned the system inspired college students to “make the correct decisions”.
The varsity carried out its “Values Pushed Expectations” scheme initially of the varsity yr.
Pupils start the week with six “traces” and lose a number of every time they breach a rule.
Mother or father Mathew Fenoughty mentioned: “The youngsters are completely terrified of creating a mistake, be it not tucking their shirt in, a crooked tie, working down the hall, even serving to a pal at school has been punished.”
Amanda Robinson mentioned she had been a part of a delegation of oldsters who had spoken to the varsity over the principles.
“A lot of mother and father had been speaking about Yr 7 youngsters who’ve simply joined the varsity who had been in tears or very upset if that they had forgotten a minor piece of equipment or a pen,” she mentioned.
“A lot of mother and father spoke in regards to the upset that the brand new coverage is inflicting their youngsters.”
Ms Higgins, nevertheless, mentioned the “true spirit behind the system relies on a reward system”. Steering paperwork present that rewards embody reward vouchers and days out.
She mentioned: “There is not any consequence by any means if a scholar loses a line, it provides us the chance to have a extremely constructive dialog with them about making the correct selection relating to behaviour subsequent time.
“Analysis exhibits that low-level disruption in classes is the most important trigger of scholars failing to attain. We expect that its solely honest that for the 95% of scholars who actually wish to study at Penistone their studying isn’t disrupted.
“For each guardian who made a adverse remark on the assembly we had the identical variety of mother and father truly delighted with the system.”