Response to media interest in historical exclusion rate

September 2, 2019

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Response to media interest in historical exclusion rate

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Red House Academy
September 2, 2019, 4:03 pm

Response to media interest in historical exclusion rate

A spokesperson for Northern Education Trust said:

‘High expectations of behaviour are essential in ensuring that all children receive the best education possible. The Trust acknowledges that the academy experienced a temporary increase in short term exclusions in 2017/18. Our aspirations, and increased emphasis on securing good behaviour, mean that the academy is now a safe and vibrant learning community, and exclusions have reduced this year by more than 70%. Students at Red House overwhelmingly report that they feel safer, learn more than they used to, and have a better chance of succeeding in school then they did before. As a trust, we are completely committed to sustaining this improvement for our students.

In 2017/18, there were no permanent exclusions in Year 11 at Red House Academy. We are proud of our efforts to support the most vulnerable and this is evidenced by the fact that 41% of the students who received an exclusion in 2018-19 actually achieved a standard pass in maths and English. Prior to our changes being implemented, the whole school pass rate for all students was just 32%. The whole school pass rate is now 58% making Red House one of the most improved schools in the country’.

Red House Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.