Mental health

Inquiry will examine mental health impact of exclusions and isolation

Former minister fears children are 'punished for behaviour that is linked to their mental health'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Ban primary exclusions, and 5 more recommendations from ex-children’s tsar

Anne Longfield's Commission on Young Lives calls for end to 'exclusions culture'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
SEND review

SEND review: Tiered support package for alternative provision

Green paper proposes three-tier system focused on early intervention in mainstream schools

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Behaviour and exclusions consultation: What schools need to know

Don't use 'no exclusion' policies and set out mobile phone use mitigations, government says

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Covid knocks permanent exclusions to lowest level since 2013 after pre-lockdown rise

Permanent exclusions dropped by more than a third to their lowest level since 2013 last year, official figures show,...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE behaviour consultation seeks views on mobile phone bans

Schools will be asked for information about their behaviour strategies, their use of so-called “managed moves”, and how they...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

‘Expulsions’ expelled: Critics persuade DfE to U-turn on exclusions lingo

The Department for Education is ditching its use of the “dated” word “expulsions” to describe permanent exclusions, after concerns...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Timpson two years on: Exclusions review chair wants action

The author of a landmark exclusions review has secured a crunch meeting with ministers to kick them into action...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Exclusion ‘must still be available’ to keep pupils and staff safe, say NEU leaders

The sanction of exclusion “must still be available” to keep victims of sexual abuse, violence and bullying safe, the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker