School Punishment Report

Report is a punishment often used in schools for persistent and serious bad behavior, such as truancy. Generally it is the strongest measure taken against a student that allows them to remain in lessons.

Typically a student is given a report card, which they carry around with them at school. At each lesson the teacher in charge of the class completes and signs a box on the card confirming the students presence at the lesson and commenting on his/her attitude. In some cases there will also be a place for a more senior teacher and the student’s parent/guardians to confirm they have read the report at the end of each day. Some schools will also have a number of different grades of report reflecting the seriousness of the punishment.

A student may be placed on report for a fixed time period, such as a week, or until their behavior improves.