ROTHERHAM has one of the highest secondary school exclusion rates in the country, Ofsted has revealed.
Rotherham Borough Council has now pledged to invest more in services to tackle the “very complex issue” after the borough was ranked as the area with the seventh highest rate in the country for fixed-term exclusions.
During the year, 1,216 students (6.7 per cent) were excluded at least once, and the total number of exclusions imposed was 3,687.
This amounted to 2,019 exclusions per 10,000 pupils — more than twice the national average.
A fixed-period exclusion means a pupil is barred from attending school for a set period of time, which can be anything from part of a school day up to a maximum of 45 days within a single academic year.
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