STALAG LUFT CABOT

Brunel Academy

Cabot Learning Federation, which includes Bristol Brunel Academy, John Cabot Academy and Bristol Metropolitan Academy is at the centre of a ROW with parents. This is due to their new disciplinary policy, which is OPPRESSIVE to say the least

The new policy means children are being sent to ‘ISOLATION’ for speaking, chewing gum or not having the proper uniform. Even having your shirt untucked can lead to conflict with the wardens, er, I mean teachers! Stories emerging from parents suggest that having the WRONG COLOUR SOCKS can lead to a pupil missing a day’s schooling and being dumped in conditions that might meet a UN definition of torture!

Isolation basically means that the child is excluded from all lessons and is put into a bare room on their own with NOTHING TO DO. They are not allowed to speak to anyone and there is no education for the child that day.

While the schools’ web site bangs on about how absences from school means a child misses out and could fall behind, these schools are more than happy to let a child “miss out” for chewing some gum. Parents can get large fines and even prison for taking their child on holiday during term, yet headteachers get MASSIVE SALARY REWARDS for forcing a young pupil to miss a whole day of school for talking to a friend.

Parents say this DRACONIAN PROCEDURE is crushing children’s spirits and making them hate school. Many pupils are trying to get out of going to school. One pupil said that “they’re more concerned about my uniform than teaching me”.

Parents have spoken about their children being excited or enthusiastic about lessons then being put into ‘isolation’ because they vocalised their happiness. Some teachers are also unhappy with a regime that makes them ‘isolate’ more and more pupils for SOPPY INFRINGEMENTS.

Meanwhile school bosses continue to advocate this ZERO TOLERANCE rule for any pupil behaviour they deem a distraction. One parent who challenged this system was told in no uncertain terms that the school would EXCLUDE their daughter if she talked in class.

This was always going to be an issue with academies. They can bring in their own disciplinary policies and rather than support children with any behavioural issues they can just EXCLUDE them … After trousering the funding of course!

Teachers who used to manage classrooms and the children within are now instructed to get rid of any minor problem and SERVE A MESSAGE TO OTHERS. Then we’re left with desperately unhappy children whose spirits are crushed and who feel bullied.

Perhaps this gets them ready for the boredom of work in a warehouse or call centre after they leave Bristol Brunel Penitentiary? One disgruntled parent told the Bristolian that their happy child, who used to love primary school now hates school.

“They would do anything to get out of going,” she told us.

9 thoughts on “STALAG LUFT CABOT

  1. Stan Jones

    Can I use that photograph on my website?
    I wouldn’t want to just steal it and use it without obtaining the necessary permission from you! Cheers.

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  2. dave

    It is obvious that you do not know anyone that actually goes there, because the isolation is only a behavior policy so any uniform problems can not get you into isolation.

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  3. dave

    It is obvious that you do not know anyone that actually goes there, because the isolation is only a behavior policy so any uniform problems can not get you into isolation.

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  4. Dean Blake

    Dear Sir
    This photograph is the property of Bristol Brunel Academy. Neither the Academy, nor those featured in the picture, have given their permission for the photograph to be used in this way. Please remove the photograph from your website as soon as possible for the following reasons:
    1. Infringement of copyright; Bristol Brunel Academy own this picture
    2. Safeguarding of staff and students
    3. Defamation of character in regard to the member of staff
    If this image has not been removed within 24 hours of this message being posted, we will escalate proceedings via our legal team.

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    1. The Bristol Blogger

      Hi Dean, you soppy little PR plonker,

      If you wish to send us legal threats then please do it through a fucking lawyer. We’re hardly likely to take any notice of some witless, half-educated wannabe PR bloke in a cheap pin stripe suit are we?

      In the meantime, can we suggest you and the rest of your Cabot Learning Federation fuck off and get on with educating our children properly rather than picking a fight with a local news service who are simply pointing out that you’re abusing children. Last time we looked, locking people away against their will was an abuse of their human rights. We suggest you stop it.

      Finally, please note, any further “legal” correspondence sent to us will be immediately posted online so that we can all howl with laughter at it. We also reserve the right to put in FoI requests to find out how much of our money – meant for the education of our kids – will be handed over to a provincial Temple Quay law firm to argue aimlessly with us over a comedy photo.

      In the meantime, thanks for keeping this story rolling for us. Top PR work mate!

      We look forward to hearing from your non-existent “legal team”.

      Regards,

      Also see: http://thebristolian.net/2016/01/27/ooh-er-missus-legal-threat-of-the-day/ – have a nice day!

      Reply
  5. Stephen Norman

    Do we know if this school has made any approaches to companies for the instillation of a gas fired oven under the disguise of it being a kiln bunch of Nazi fuckers they will be asking the children to call the head teacher commandant next

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