(UK) BBC documentary explores bad school behavior/exclusions/isolation

Dec 4, 2018, Bristol Live: BBC Two documentary series School looks at controversial Ready to Learn isolation system Tonight’s BBC 2 episode goes back to Marlwood School and introduces Mangotsfield School … A headteacher has to try and find the perpetrators after a boys toilet block is trashed by students. With lights hanging down from the ceiling and doors ripped off, Mangotsfield School head David Spence is going to have to make sure he catches those responsible. Mr Spence decides enough is enough, and closes every toilet in school bar one in a bid to flush out the perpetrators. In tonight’s episode of the BBC Two documentary series school, cameras return to Marlwood School and introduces Mangotsfield School, two academies in the Castle School Education Trust (CSET). Bad behaviour in the classrooms and corridors is undermining learning and threatening the schools’ results, and the trust decides to introduce the controversial Ready to Learn isolation programme. Disruptive students are put into rooms, away from their classmates, if they fail to toe the line. But with temporary exclusions rising, some students with special education needs are struggling without vital support, which has been cut by funding constraints. For 16-year-old Joe, it is a constant battle. Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) he regularly falls foul of the rules and is put into isolation rooms under Ready to Learn. … The six-part series is produced by Label1 TV and goes into three South Gloucestershire schools, which are part of CSET.