Markaz Ud Dawat Wal Irshad


Rewards & Sanction Policy

Advice to Parents

To ensure that we achieve excellent Tarbiyyah and high academic standards, parents/guardians play a vital role in the education of their children in the madrasah and at home. Early childhood education programs emphasize the role of parents. It declares that learning commences in the first days of life and continues till you depart from this world. All parents should play an active role in the nurturing, educating and development of their children, whether that is in school or in Madrasah. Parents should provide an Islamic environment and an Islamic culture at home. It is hypocritical to expect the child to have Islamic values, whilst the parents do not practice these values. Parents set the best examples for their children to follow. It is the responsibility of a parent to ensure that the child receives the best education. Each parent must display a keen interest in interacting with their children on a daily basis with regard to what they learnt at school or Madrasah on that particular day. This will create a great rapport between the parents/guardians and the children. It will also encourage the children to open up to their parents/guardians and motivate the children to work harder and learn more.   


Qaa’idah/Qur’aan and Islamic Studies

All students are expected to take time out at home to learn all lessons imparted on a daily basis. It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to ensure that the lesson is learnt well and to a high standard. Students who repeatedly fail to learn their lessons or continually deliver them to a poor standard will be subject to disciplinary procedures.

Students will be given homework in each subject which includes Quran, surahs, duas and Islamic Studies regularly and expected to ensure it is completed by the deadline. Failure to hand in completed homework will result in the student facing consequences. Please regularly check the diary for homework and progress comments. 

Lack of progress

If the teacher feels that little or no effort is being put in, the student will be spoken to individually. Failing this, a detention may be handed out. If there is still no improvement, parents will be contacted and action will be taken accordingly.


The new IBEams merit system forms part of the Madrasah Behaviour Policy. It has a focus on Behaviour for Learning and is based on rewarding good work and developing the best behaviour to support learning.

In order to help students make positive choices and to create a positive climate for learning, Markaz Ud Dawat Wal Irshaad will use a merit and demerit system to address behaviour. The system below will provide rewards for positive behaviours and consequences for negative behaviours. This system is intended to assist students in making good choices thus producing well behaved students. 

Our ultimate goal is to develop Muslims who are self- disciplined and good citizens, eventually helping them to interact with the wider community in the most productive way and paving a successful route for their afterlife in accordance to Islamic beliefs.  

Teachers are expected to handle minor discipline incidents in the classroom as well as in common areas of the Madrasah such as the Stairways, foyer and during Salah times and assemblies. 

While verbal reprimands are usually appropriate and sufficient to correct minor misbehaviour, some incidents may be disruptive enough or persistent enough to warrant interventions such as losing privileges, staying after class, or receiving demerits. Major infractions may result in disciplinary action that is not addressed through the use of demerits. 

Any staff member can issue merits and demerits. Students who demonstrate the following 


-Demonstrating Trustworthiness (honesty, returning lost items) 

-Demonstrating Respect (value other’s opinions & property, listen to peers & superiors alike)

 -Demonstrating Responsibility (returning important documents, reporting incidents)

 -Demonstrating Fairness (be accountable, cooperate, be willing to do what is best for everyone)

 -Demonstrating Caring (holding the door, saying please and thank you, assisting a classmate) 

-Random Merits (school spirit, fire drill and assembly behaviour) 

Each student has been put into a house (Each teacher will be informed of what house their class students are in). They will work collectively with other students from the same house across the madrassah to score points. 

  • At the end of each week, teachers are to gather the merits each student was given
  • The total number after each week will be collected by headteacher/headApa OR responsible teacher and recorded. 
  • Please explain the system to the students and encourage them. 


Stage 1: 

Student behaviour: Low level poor behaviour such as talking, off task, lack of effort, etc.

Teacher intervention: Chance & Choice (disapproval, quiet word, reminders of correct behaviour, etc.)

Improvement in behaviour? 


Teacher intervention: No further action – Lots of praise!


Stage 2:

Misconducts Points Sanctions 
Lateness to Madrasah-2 N/A
Uniform -1 N/A
Equipment (inc. Books/Quran/Amma) missing /Unprepared-2Strike 2
Behaviour -1 Strike 2
Inadequate classwork -2Strike 3/4
Chewing Gum / Eating -2Strike 3/4
Horseplay-2Strike 3/4
Vulgarity/ Profanity / Obscene Gestures -3Strike 4
Malicious Remarks-3Strike 4
Homework -2 Detention 30 – 1 day notice to be given
Missed detention -2 Detention 30 – 60 mins (Weekend) 1 day notice to be given

Stage 3:

Student behaviour: Continual low level disruptive behaviour and refusing to comply.

Teacher intervention: Strike 4 (accompanied by another student) and recorded or informed SMT.

Improvement in behaviour? (After weekly review)

NO: Teacher intervention: Parental phone call made and a record made on IBEams Parent portal.

A Weekend detention is set after the completion of the teacher intervention.

YES: A second week of review continues.

Stage 4:

Student behaviour: High level disruption of learning or dangerous behaviour in lesson.

Teacher intervention: The teacher fills out incident on IBEams and accompanied by another student they are sent to Senior Management staff.

Student complies? 

NO: Teacher intervention: STRIKE 4 in all lessons until Parental meeting held. 

Student placed on green report and parental meeting,

Headteacher intervention: A detention is set with the Headteacher.

Improvement in behaviour? (After weekly review)

NO:  Placed on Orange report. Daily detention set with headteacher or senior teacher when targets are not met.

YES: A second week of review continues.

Damage to Madrasah property -4Refer to HEAD
Racist Incident -6Refer to HEAD
Frequent unexplained truancy -6Refer to HEAD
Bullying -6Refer to HEAD (Inform / Meet Parent apply sanctions)
Assault on pupil -6Refer to HEAD (Internal / External Fixed / Permanent Exclusion)
Fighting -6Refer to HEAD (Internal / External Fixed / Permanent Exclusion)
Theft -8Refer to HEAD (Internal / External Fixed / Permanent Exclusion)
Verbal / Physical abuse to staff -8Refer to HEAD (Internal / External Fixed / Permanent Exclusion)

Stage 5:

Student behaviour: High level disruption (over three weeks) of learning or dangerous behaviour in lesson

Improvement in behaviour? (After weekly review)

NO:  Placed on RED report and parental meeting. Daily detention set with headteacher or senior teacher when targets are not met. if the red report fails, meeting with parents to discuss other options for their childs madrasah education. 

YES: A second week of review continues.


  • Parents will be given at least 24 hours’ written notice of a detention so that arrangements can be made for transport or childcare. The notice should tell you why the detention was given and how long the child will have to stay at the Madrasah.
  • If they fail to attend without a reasonable excuse, the Head Teacher may elevate the student   to a higher disciplinary level.
  • If you object to the detention, you may explain your situation to the Head Teacher, who may reconsider giving the detention in certain exceptional and genuine circumstances.

There may be rare occasions where it is necessary for staff to restrain a pupil physically, to prevent them from inflicting injury to others, causing self-injury, damaging property or being disruptive. In such cases only the minimum force necessary may be used and any action taken must only be to restrain the pupil. 


  • The Head Teacher may, at his discretion, require that a pupil be temporarily removed from the Madrasah and kept at home. Parents will be duly notified of this in writing.
  • Repeated detentions could result in a temporary exclusion. A temporary exclusion will last no longer than one week or until the issue is resolved.
  • It will only be imposed if it is important in the interests of the pupil in question or of the other pupils, that the pupil should be removed from the Madrasah immediately to allow tempers to cool 

down or to allow time for a fact-finding investigation or an allegation of serious misconduct (which may lead to a fixed-term exclusion or expulsion) to be investigated.

  • No child will be sent home until his or her parent has been informed and suitable arrangements have been made for his or her collection.


The Madrasah reserves the right to expel a pupil permanently from the Madrasah in the event that his or her misbehaviour is so serious as to warrant the decision that permanent expulsion is the only way to avoid serious harm to the education or welfare of other pupils and staff. Any child expelled will have no legal remedy against the Madrasah.

Before a decision is taken to expel a child, the following requirements must have been met.

  • The Headteacher has fully investigated the matter and concludes beyond any reasonable doubt that the pupil did what has been alleged.
  • The pupil is given an opportunity to state his or her version of what happened and to explain his or her behaviour verbally and in writing.

If any physical or verbal abuse is directed by a parent/guardian of a pupil to any member of staff, volunteer or another pupil, the child of that particular parent/guardian will immediately be removed from the Madrasah permanently.