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Spielman warns off-rolling ‘could get worse’ after sharp rise in pupils leaving school before GCSEs

Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman has warned that the problem of schools removing pupils from the roll in order...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Is this the real exclusions ‘scandal’ – leaving too many kids in mainstream?

How can the education committee claim the current level of school exclusions is too high, when no one even...

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JOHN BLAKE
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Make schools publish termly exclusions and leavers data, and 9 other recommendations from the education committee

Schools should be forced to publish termly data on the number of exclusions they make and the number of...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Out-of-date pregnancy guidance isn’t helping schools, say critics

A worrying lack of up-to-date guidance on how to ensure pregnant pupils continue their education is fuelling a rise...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Alternative provision academy trusts keen to open secure schools

Academy chains that cater for excluded pupils are keen to open new secure schools for young offenders, but the...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

Forget behaviour policies: we need behaviour culture!

Alternative provision takes in pupils who’ve proved too challenging for mainstream education, but the techniques AP teachers use are...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Stop siphoning off children into alternative provision

Val Gillies spent three years researching in-school alternative provision. We asked her what the best examples looked like To...

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Expert Contributor
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Excluded pupils must have protective ‘bill of rights’, says education committee chair

Excluded pupils should be protected by a “bill of rights” that would allow proper scrutiny of their school’s decision...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Harris to move alternative provision pupils to new vocational school site

Harris has announced plans to move its Aspire AP academy, which caters for pupils at risk of exclusion, onto...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg