DRASTIC measures including replacing a third of its teachers are taking place at a Barnsley school to improve its performance.

Carlton Community College's headteacher, Neil Hutchinson, said a third of teachers are to be replaced, with new staff coming from as far as Australia and Canada to teach in September.

Twenty new teachers will be employed at the school with ten teachers from the UK, he said. They will start in September.

"I think it brings us a wider view of the world. We're able to look at the best field possible so we have interviewed these people against people from England," Mr Hutchinson said.

"What we've said is that we won't employ anybody that is not at least good or an outstanding teacher."

The move comes on the back of the school's recent Ofsted report in May.

It was the fourth monitoring inspection since the school went into special measures in January 2012.

Special measures is Ofsted's lowest grade of failing school.

Inspectors said satisfactory progress had been made since the last inspection in March, but inadequate progress had been made since the school went into special measures.