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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
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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
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‘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
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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
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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
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Alternative provision in crisis: deficits, closed sites and restructures

A leading alternative provision setting is being forced to close a specialist site due to a creaking high-needs funding...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Children’s commissioner candidate grilled over exclusions at her academy trust

Dame Rachel de Souza has claimed her experience of “putting right” issues with off-rolling, exclusions and SEND support in...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE introduces intelligence gathering to monitor exclusions ‘in real time’

The government is switching to monitoring changes in the use of exclusions and other disciplinary measures “in real time”,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE reveals new behaviour taskforce

The government has unveiled its new taskforce to help schools tackle unruly behaviour. The six advisers (see list below)...

John Dickens
John Dickens