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    I went to a cut-throat comprehensive in Glasgow 1978-1984 where the strap was the favoured instrument of correction! If you got on the wrong side of a particularly sadistic male teacher (females could never use the strap correctly....there's a psychological study in the making!) you were in the wet brown mucky stuff! I can remember receiving the strap on a number of occasions for felonies such as running in the corridor and singing in the classroom! Quite tame by today's anarchic standards of deviant teenage behaviour! The pain as this one-inch thick piece of two-pronged leather came down upon your delicate teenage lily-white palm at the speed of light, would practically stop your heart! To be honest I don't think I've felt pain like it since, except that time with my Scout Master...when we shared a sleeping-bag....

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    corporal punishment in schools, them were the days.
    my schools punishment was,
    Netherton infant school 1972 -1975 over the headmistresses knee and spank time
    South Crosland Moor Junior 1975 - 1979 Headmaster wielded an old leather slipper
    Lepton Middle School 1979 - 1982 headmaster preferred a 1/2 metre wooden ruler
    King James School 1982 - 1985 two headmasters, one had a proper thin cane and the other was a soft liberal who stopped the practice in 1985, it was about that time that i noticed the disrespectful attitude the year below me developed as there were no longer any deterrent for bad behaviour,
    It seems that 1985 was the year that behavioural standards started slipping countrywide
    No consequences for actions by anyone under 16 is why we are in the state we are.

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    I remember getting the cane across my hand a couple of times and my bottom once,in 1978 or 1979.I remember people debating about it in school,but i never learnt whether they had stopped or not at the time.I think different schools were allowed to opt out of it around 1980,judging by the air of peace and freedom pupils had in our school.We had a new,christian headmaster who despised any kind of punishment to a child.

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    We used to have the cane in both primary and secondary school although the headmaster at primary school never used it. Got sent to the headmasters office when I was in secondary school but walked off after waiting half an hour and didn't hear anything else. With regards to object thrown by teachers, i've seen board rubbers, bunches of keys and even chairs. The best teachers to get caught fighting by were the PE teachers. They didn't mess about with canes and detentions. They'd just take you to the gym and give you a pair of boxing gloves each.
    "GAME OVER MAN, GAME OVER"

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    I used to have a teacher who would grab you by the back of the neck and push your face down onto your work on the table so you could get a "closer look" at what you had done wrong!! Evil bully.

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    I started school in 1978 I think and there were belts still in teacher's drawers,but they were never used.At secondary school it was lines and red and yellow cards you got.This was in Motherwell,Scotland.

    tulip

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    Yes we had one specific teacher who liked throwing board rubbers and bunches of keys, in later life you realise just how stressed out he must have been and also how incapable he was at dealing with a class room full of kids.
    Also in primary school we had one "old school" teacher who used to grab you by scruff of your neck, I seem to remember it was one reason I had a clipper cut, but it didn't work he just changed to my ear instead!
    However I got to say he was a good teacher!

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    At High school I was grabbed by the jacket and dragged backwards up a set of stairs by a French assistant.Someone had hid his brolly in a desk at the back of the class,so when the bell went we all bolted,I got caught and forced to tell where it was.On reflection I should have reported him.

    tulip

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazboot View Post
    I was wondering when physical punishment was stopped at school.
    As has been previously stated it was 1986 in the state sector but the private sector was exempt from this change in the law. It was finally outlawed in the private sector in 1997 when Tony Blair came to power......

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    I started the infants in 1980 and I remember older kids getting the cane but by the time I moved into the juniors - 1984? - it had all been stopped.

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