2018 marked a significant change in our Academies expectations. We introduced the PD system which has encouraged students to self-regulate their behaviour, and students are recognised for the continuous hard work and effort through our reward system.
Our suspension rates have been consistently below national for the last three years. The total percentage of students suspended last year in 2020/2021 was 5.24%, in comparison to the National figure of 10.75% in 2018/2019. Our suspensions have also seen a 77% reduction from 2020/2021 in comparison to 2018/2019.
There have been no permanent exclusions in the last 3 years.