A school in Brent has hired a "detention director" to bring some "tough love" to the classroom.
Michaela Community School, in North End Road, launched the job advertisement because it "believes tough love is what children need to become better people and grow into responsible young adults".
The hired candidate, who will act as a "sergeant major", could earn up to £35,000 a year, according to the job advertisement, although it is not clear when the employee will start.
On the jobs website TES Jobs, the advertisement, which was posted on January 26, reads: "Do you like order and discipline? "Do you believe in children being obedient every time?
"Do you believe that allowing children to make excuses is unkind?
"If you do, then the role of Detention Director at Michaela Community School, could be for you.
"This role isn't suited to a would-be counsellor or to someone who wants to be every child's best friend.
"This role is for someone who believes children need clear, firm discipline.
"This role is for someone who believes tough love is what children need to become better people and grow into responsible young adults.
"We want someone who will analyse data, organise detentions, line-manage staff, be a sergeant major in the detention room, ring parents, be extremely efficient with time and paperwork, have heart-to-heart conversations with pupils and be inspirational."
The school has since told getwestlondon the position has been filled.
In response to a request for comment, the school referenced a blog written by headteacher, Katharine Birbalsingh.
It reads: "If teachers are not running their own detentions, then someone else has to do it.
"We’ve had teachers on a rota in the detention hall and they are pretty good at it. Of course they are.
"They know how to give a naughty pupil a stern eye, how to demonstrate their presence, how to inspire the pupil to regret their actions and not to repeat them.
"At Michaela, we care about work/life balance for teachers.
"We want our teachers to spend their time thinking about teaching instead of manning detentions. So rather than have teachers do this, we advertised for a Detention Director."
Last year Ms Birbalsingh was the centre of a bitter row over school lunches , after she had been accused of punishing kids whose parents were behind on lunch bills.
A photo had emerged of a letter allegedly sent by her deputy to parents who were a week behind with a £75 lunch bill, appearing to say that children whose parent's did not pay would be put into "lunch isolation" and have their hot lunch taken away from them.
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