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Carlton Community College exclusion figure revealed

Wednesday September 2 2015




A BARNSLEY school has excluded more than a third of its pupils last year, it has been revealed.

Figures show 293 of the 857 pupils at Carlton Community College were excluded for at least one day in the last school year.

Executive principal of Carlton Community College Paul Tarn said the figures do not paint the true picture of how much the school has improved.

Mr Tarn acknowledged there was a high proportion of students subjected to fixed-term exclusions, but said this was set to fall this year following a turnaround.

Recently the school scored its best ever GCSE results, up from 29 per cent to 51 per cent in the last year. This is in terms of pupils getting at least five good grades including English and Maths.

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Reply Posted by Tom on Thursday September 3 2015 at 21:38
It seems to me as if the students of this school are being conditioned for a future of private prisons and forced labour.

Reply Posted by Annie May on Thursday September 3 2015 at 21:54
Well at least 51% of the year 11s got the exam results they need to get on in life.
Perhaps the exclusions of disruptive kids gave the other ones a chance to concentrate. Although I imagine most of the exclusions were for 1 day when the school was trying to send a message about not putting up with the low level disruption.

Reply Posted by DIANNE on Friday September 4 2015 at 18:04
yes it was Annie, the majority for 1 day
i say why bother.

Reply Posted by Leanne on Friday September 4 2015 at 18:16
Oh **** my sons on for a treat been moved from Outwood shafton to this as he wasn't welcome no more at the shafton one, can't see him been at this one for long if this is the case Paul tarn didn't want him at shafton so Al give it a week before he is out of this one aswell

Reply Posted by Anon on Saturday September 5 2015 at 18:01
Have you tried to help to make sure he doesn't get excluded? Have you gone through the school rules or the behaviour contract with him and talked about what he should do? Have you decided to reward him for every week that he does well? Have you asked for help or advice? If you are so sure he will get excluded again you can educate him at home, it would be better for him than keep getting excluded on his record if ever he wants to get a job or go to college.

Reply Posted by Andy on Friday September 4 2015 at 18:29
Well maybe if barnsley wasn't jam packed with pikey lay about good for nothings. I don't see how this is a surprise, drive through Barnsley and all you will see is chavs, gypos and just general scumbags.

Reply Posted by Anomynous on Friday September 4 2015 at 19:02
I previously attended the school and I can honestly say that Outwood has made a significant difference for the school which has derinitely been for the better. Before Outwood took over, it was clearly failing and was thought that barely anybody would be able to pass their exams but they were able to turn that around in a very short period of time. The majority of students who were excluded deserved to be excluded as they weren't able to follow a set of very simple rules. Lots of students did learn from their mistakes and didnt get excluded again, whereas others purposely got excluded so that they could go home and didn't have to learn anything. Excluding disruptive students has significantly made an impact on the school as other students that were willing to learn managed to get through a lesson without being interrupted. Some people just haven't understood the amazing things that Outwood has done for that school and without them the pass rate would have probably been lower than 29 percent this year. Students are privelaged to be able to get taught by outstanding teachers and aren't taking advantage of the opportunity that they have. If they are the ones that get excluded, they are the only ones to blame and should be mature enough to accept that it was their fault instead of blaming it on someone else.

Reply Posted by Anonymous on Saturday September 5 2015 at 10:01
Clearly a comment that was paid for...

Reply Posted by ray on Saturday September 5 2015 at 10:40
My kid doesn't follow the rules, it's the teachers fault.

My kid didn't get the exam results they needed to get on a good college course it's the schools fault.

My kid drops out of college, it's the colleges fault

My kid can't get a job, it's the systems fault.

My kid can't get a council house, it's the councils fault.

My kid doesn't have enough money for things, it's the governments fault.

Barnsley has a self perpetuating blame culture. It's always someone elses problem with their kids.

If we're ever going to improve things we need to look to ourselves rather than blame someone else.

CCC raised it's standards by adopting a no nonsense attitude rather than pandering to the ones that drag the rest down, they should be applauded.

It's tough but so what maybe the next year will try harder and the exclusion rate should will go down.

Reply Posted by crockett on Saturday September 5 2015 at 15:40
i have 2 children at outwood and they have not had 1 exclusion between them. i do not say they are perfect but they have been taught respect at home and by teaching them this they carry it through to school. what i say is the results speak for themselves and if it means excluding the disruptive pupils then so be it. let the children who want to learn work in an environment that is agreeable to learning and let the disruptive ones reap what they sow.

Reply Posted by Tracey on Monday September 7 2015 at 19:59
I have a daughter at ccc just started year 11. She respects the rules. No exclusions or issues. She says the school environment has improved massively and she can focus on her learning now that disruptive students are being dealt with. She wants to learn and get the best grades she can and this school is supporting her to do that.

Reply Posted by Mandy on Sunday September 6 2015 at 11:21
I work at Horizon community College and no one gets excluded from it. Its a terrible place to be with the majority of children running riot it even has its own police man based there now the kids rule this school and the head has now taken on another job when he needs to put his time and effort into this school the teachers have no interest in this college, bring back Holgate.....

Reply Posted by steve on Sunday September 6 2015 at 12:48
is very rough at horizon wouldnt want my children going to that school ive been inside while the school has been open and its like a zoo.....

Reply Posted by karen on Sunday September 6 2015 at 17:01
I have a son is year 10 and my youngest as just started in year 7 and not had any trouble with Anything from the school

Reply Posted by Steve Jones on Monday September 7 2015 at 18:15
Very sad to hear this. My organisation used to run a safer school partnership there but it was cut due to a lack of funding. In the years since we have delivered the same in Sheffield secondary schools and not only seen exclusion fall but also attendance increase. Would love the opportunity to work with the school again.