Exclusions

Ban on legal aid for exclusions cases challenged

Permission has been granted for a test case arguing parents should get access to public funding to challenge potentially...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

Help us ‘minimise’ exclusions, councils tell regional directors

The Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) wants academy regulators to 'play greater role' in cutting exclusions

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Exclusions

Exclusion rate back to pre-pandemic norm as suspensions soar

Exclusion figures for the autumn term last year have been published today

John Dickens
John Dickens
Alternative provision

How former footballer Eugene Dwaah is redefining alternative provision

Catching staff from alternative provision (AP) settings smoking weed alongside the young people they were responsible for was a...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Alternative provision

The excluded children with nowhere to go

A third of councils still had waiting lists this summer for PRU places

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Behaviour

Exclusions up on pandemic lull, as suspensions reach at record-high

But permanent exclusions still at lowest rate outside of lockdown-affected years

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Pupil suspensions hit six-year high after pandemic lull

But data for last autumn term shows permanent exclusions are not back up to pre-pandemic levels

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

How schools are cutting through the fog on vaping

Some secondary schools resort to exclusions and toilet bans for pupils caught vaping on the premises

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Schools

School suspensions up 13%, but exclusions continue to fall

Government data shows breach of pandemic measures was cited in nearly 13,000 suspensions

Amy Walker
Amy Walker