The new head of a failing school has come in for severe criticism after introducing strict new rules to improve pupil performance. Concerns over the "army-like schooling" at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy have been expressed by parents on Facebook. New rules include banning mobile phones and children have been told to be in bed by 21:30 every night. Etc., etc. A document shared with the BBC revealed the standards of discipline expected from pupils. The 22-page document included the following: If you slouch, interrupt, talk, pick up your pen or open a book before you receive the signal, if you turn around, if you nudge your friend, if you make eye contact with your friend, if you look anywhere apart from at your teacher, the board or your work - you will be punished. You never get out of your chair without permission at Charter. In corridors, we walk in single file on the left. No bags on our backs. No turning round. At Charter you listen to every single word your teacher says very, very carefully. You don't pick up your pen or your ruler, or anything else, until your teacher gives you the signal. Teachers never leave lesson to go to the toilet. You need to be professional too. So, where did this new head come from? Guess... Yup. He was was former deputy principal at the notoriously strict Michaela Community School in Wembley Park, London, And his Twitter photo?? https://mobile.twitter.com/BarryNSmith79/photo Am I surprised? Nah. Not really!