Monday, 22 October 2018
The school in question (and it isn't the only one with this policy) has been described in the British media as "concentration camp-like" and "a North Korean gulag" a full week before the policy will even be introduced.
Some schools have been doing it for years and their students accept it.
And are all amazingly well behaved!
I'm not a fan of silent corridors but I can understanding the reasoning behind them.
I get that in schools where there are discipline issues, they might be a good idea.
During exam season, they can be a huge help to students, particularly when lesson change-overs and break times might not follow public exam timetables.
If a school has problems with behaviour between lessons, might I suggest that a greater SLT presence would be a better policy?
My problem with silent corridors is that it stops children discussing their learning. I am convinced that a lot of learning and a lot of explaining goes on in corridors on the way to lessons.
I've seen it going on and it would be a terrible shame to lose it...
*I made both of these up
PS: Since I wrote this blog, there has been even more speculation on social media.
I spotted this on Twitter: