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How to Schedule A Detention

Note: All pages below are subject to having relevant Roles and Permissions.

Detention Scheduling is used to schedule different Types of Detentions at different times, with assigned Staff and Rooms.

See also: How to Create a New Detention Type or if you’re a Teacher, How to Record a Behaviour Even from the App.

You can also view a recent Bitesize Webinar on Scheduling Detentions.

To start from the left Menu go to Config > Behaviour >Detention Types.

Highlight the Detention Type you want Schedule then click on the Schedule button.

Note: The Show only active option will show Detention Types that are active on the date entered. Others may have been created but are not active.

To use the Schedule make sure that the Detention Type Schedule Settings are set to Active.

Select the Member of Staff from the Staff dropdown that will take the Detention, then select the Room the Detention will take place in from the Room dropdown. You can now choose which Weekday and Period the Detention will happen. To save this scheduled Detention Type, period click on the green Tick icon.

Now provide the Additional Information:

  • The Detention Priority allows you to prioritise more serious Detentions over others
  • You can also choose whether this Detention Type can be scheduled at the same time as another Detention. If Cannot is selected, all subsequent Detentions of a lower priority will be rescheduled to the next day on the Schedule
  • Any student that does not attend the Detention can automatically be given a Behaviour Event or leave this blank.
  • If you wish to Manually Authorise this Detention type you can change the dropdown
  • Enabling Teachers to Escalate or Reschedule adds the options to the the Teacher Registers

When finished click the Save button.

Updated on April 1, 2021

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  1. If we go to create a detention for a group of students and some are free but others aren’t, when we click create will it put the ones that aren’t free in the next available slot?

    1. Hi Natalie
      Thank you for your comments.
      No it will no assign a detention to the ones who aren’t free.
      You would need to pick a detention slot when they are free.
      Kind Regards
      Bromcom Training

  2. Is there a way to assign multiple staff to a detention or share the register so others can complete it in the case of absence?

    1. Hi Simon

      This isn’t currently possible.

      In this situation, the Staff Member who is covering the Detention should go to Modules>Attendance>User Timetable.
      From there, they find the original Staff Member who would have been taking the Detention, click on the Detention Register for the correct day and complete it that way.

      Kind regards,

  3. Is it possible for multiple behavior events to all be timetabled into the same detention slot?

    1. Hi Simon
      This isn’t currently possible, can you raise this as an idea on the Support Portal.
      Kind Regards
      Bromcom Training

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