Excluded: Kicked Out of School
A look at the excluded students who are hoping to return to mainstream school. If reintegration is to happen, it needs to take place before students start their GCSEs, and then only if they can get their behaviour under control. Around 30 students are assessed for a possible return to mainstream school each year, but on average just seven will do so successfully.
Thirteen-year-olds Shannon and Taylor are both new arrivals. Taylor is initially keen to return to mainstream, but soon starts to find the Bridge more appealing.
Shannon, on the other hand, is determined to leave and pursues a place at a sought-after secondary school. She is academically able and the school is interested in her, but her challenging behaviour starts to put the place in jeopardy.
Fourteen-year-old Craig is also hoping to get reintegrated, but can he avoid confrontations and rein in his bad language? Show less