Home Forums Induction for New Teachers Course The parent of a learner in your class has given you permission to inflict corporal punishment. How would you deal with this? In which cases are you as a teacher obligated to report abuse related allegations?

  • Gerrit Coetzee

    November 19, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Its tough…

  • Bonginkosi Mkhatshwa

    June 11, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    The most important thing is to make the parent understand that corporal punishment is prohibited and there are many ways in which we can get the learner to cooperate.

  • leeto Thulo Leeto

    July 1, 2022 at 9:11 am

    1. I will have to sit down with the parent and refer him/her to the school’s code of conduct that is informed by SASA and the countries constitution that corporal punishment is a punishable offence.
    2. I will also encourage parents to work together with us at the school to redirect the learners behaviour ito the right direction instead of corporal punishment.

  • Tsholofelo Madikgetla – Mabunda

    December 29, 2022 at 7:44 am

    This is very common, and it is a clear indication that a parent might be at their wits end or that’s all they know to do. I would suggest that we work as a team and try other methods possibly? All I know is my answer is no, thanks😂

  • Nomboniso Skiti

    August 31, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    I will say no we are not allowed to use that method of punishment.we will discuss ather method’s. If one is not working we will use other one.

  • Charity Sebopa

    September 11, 2023 at 5:59 pm

    I will read code of conduct of the school and refer to the department policy concerning corporal punishment and which will make me loose my job because it is prohibited and its a very serious offence

  • Lihle Hleziphi

    September 12, 2023 at 8:27 am

    Firstly I will sit down with him or her and tell that particular parent that school code of conduct doesn’t allow that and show him or her other ways of punishing a child in a polite manner

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