Ministry of Education, Guyana

In-School Suspension Of Learners

This occurs when a learner who behaves in an unacceptable manner is removed from the regular classroom activities, for one teaching period only, and is isolated in a closely supervised environment.

  • A room that is well ventilated and lit must be used for in-class suspension.
  • The in-class suspension room must be monitored by the Head Teacher, teacher, counselor, or a responsible adult.
  • A maximum of one (1) teaching period in-school suspension must be administered to a learner at any time.
  • In-class suspension must be administered to a learner only once per term.
  • A learner who is to serve in-school suspension must be assigned a specific assignment/task to be completed during that time.
  • The teacher must decide what assignment will be given to a learner who is to serve in-school detention.
  • Homework must not be given as one such assignment.
  • Parents must be notified that a learner received in-class suspension.
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