Pupil exclusions are ‘rare’

Headteacher of Bourne Grammar School, Jonathan Maddox.
Headteacher of Bourne Grammar School, Jonathan Maddox.
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A Bourne headteacher has revealed that pupil exclusions from his school are ‘rare’ after the release of the latest countywide figures.

About 15 per cent of pupils excluded on a temporary and permanent basis from Lincolnshire schools between September 2013 and June 2014 were from South Kesteven, including Bourne.

The figures from Lincolnshire County Council showed that 442 exclusions were for between one and 45 days, while 29 were permanent.

Jonathan Maddox, headteacher at Bourne Grammar School, said: “Exclusions here are rare and there have been no permanent exclusions since 2006.

“Standards of student behaviour here are very high, so situations which merit exclusion occur only a few times each year.

“All recent exclusions have been fixed-term ones and, even then, it is very unusual for an exclusion to be for more than a couple of days.”