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Schedule 1. MINOR OFFENCES - SUGGESTED ACTIONS FOR FIRST OCCURENCE
(NEED NOT BE RECORDED IN PUNISHMENT BOOKS)
SHOULD BE COMBINED WITH WRITING LINES
Example Offences
Prescribed Punishment
Notes
InsolenceSlap on FaceSingle slap only
ProfanityMouth washed with SoapSoap may be kept in, plus hands on head
ShoutingThe gagUsed knicker linings may be used
SlouchingKneeling on coalsPlus hands on head
InterruptingClothes Peg on TonguePlus hands on head
FidgetingCanvas CorsetWith inside metal studs
WrigglingSeat Mat with Rubber KnobsSkirt up
InattentionRuler across Knuckles 
Walking out of lineHobbleLeather gaiter between knees or ankles
RunningConfinement in CupboardLights off, hands may be tied to hook

Schedule 2. COMPORTMENT OFFENCES - SUGGESTED ACTIONS
(NEED NOT BE RECORDED IN PUNISHMENT BOOKS)
SHOULD BE COMBINED WITH CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
Example Offences
Prescribed Punishment
Failing to wear Uniform properly
or marks on Uniform
Week on Domestic Duties in the Laundry
Failing to eat all Food
or poor eating manners
Week on Domestic Duties in the Kitchen
Fighting with other pupils10 laps of the School Grounds
every day for a week
Untidiness or CarelessnessWeek on Domestic Duties cleaning floors and sweeping grounds
Failure to CurtseyWeek on Domestic Duties as Personal Maid
Self-AbuseStinging Nettles inside knicker linings for one day
IncontinencePlastic Knickers for one day plus Week on Domestic Duties slopping out
Failing to make full effort in Games or PECleaning up Games Shed

Schedule 3. POOR EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE, REPEAT OCCURENCES OF MINOR OFFENCES, COMPORTMENT OFFENCES - SUMMARY CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
MAY BE UNDERTAKEN WITHOUT FURTHER REFERENCE
(MUST BE RECORDED IN PUNISHMENT BOOKS)
Type of Punishment
Notes
Hands -
Classroom Tawse (leather strap with
 two tails), or Junior Cane
Preference to non-writing hand, up to six strokes per hand, twelve strokes in total). To be delivered in front of class. May be administered by any Teacher or Establishment Staff Member
Buttocks, Thighs, or Legs -
Slapping, Hairbrush, Standard Cane,
 School Tawse (leather strap with three tails),
 Martinet, Razor Strop, or Riding Crop
Up to six strokes on any one day. To be delivered privately. Pupil to adopt punishment position, bent over holding ankles, over table holding far edge, or over chair holding chair legs. May be administered by any Teacher or Establishment Staff Member
NOTE: These limits may be increased by application to the Headmistress. These punishments are intended to be corrective. Severe welting and bruising will occur, and the pupil may not be able to walk properly for a day. The pain will last for two or three days and it may take up to a week for the worst effects to fade.

Schedule 4. SERIOUS OFFENCES, INCLUDING FAILURE TO RECEIVE ANY OF ABOVE PUNISHMENTS, CONSISTENTLY POOR PERFORMANCE, OR REPEATED OFFENCES
(MUST BE RECORDED IN SEVERE PUNISHMENT BOOK)
Type of Punishment
Notes
Headmistress's Punishment -
Senior Cane or Heavy Tawse on naked buttocks
Up to thirty six strokes on any one day.
Governors' Punishment -
Senior Cane or Birch Rods, pupil to be entirely naked
Unlimited strokes on any one day.
Governors and pupil's Parents to be notified in advance of awarded Punishment, invited to attend. To be delivered in Headmistress's Study or in Punishment Room. In cases where a Salutary Example is deemed necessary, to be delivered on stage in Assembly Hall in front of whole school. Pupil to be secured over approved Whipping Frame. Pre- and Post-Punishment Examinations and Treatments to be carried out by Matron or School Nurse. One of these to be present during Punishment. Each stroke to be recorded individually by School Secretary in Severe Punishments Book.

NOTE: These punishments are intended to be of a permanently reforming nature. There will be severe and deep bruising and extensive but superficial abrasions and lacerations. The pupil will be confined to the Sanatorium for several days and unable to walk properly for at least a week. The pain will last for more than a week and it will take several weeks for the worst effects to fade.

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Post-Punishment Treatments in the Sanatorium may require the pupil to be secured in order that antiseptic can be applied.

Addendum: In addition to the above Punishments, other matters of personal hygiene and morals may be dealt with by a variety of Treatments administered with various devices by the Matron or the School Nurse, such Treatments to be recorded in the Medical Book.

By Order of The Church Trust for the Moral Reform of Wayward Girls

Lady Georgina Crusty-Gitt,
Chairman
Ernestine Nesbitt (Miss),
Secretary


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