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Not all is lost when children are excluded, for some it’s just the beginning

It’s not ok to keep talking about PRUs as hotbeds of drugs and crime – they are doing a...

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SARAH DOVE
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Fact check: What are the links between school exclusions and knife crime?

School exclusions are in the news again this week after a group of police chiefs and London’s mayor demanded...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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New yoga trial aims to tackle high exclusion rates

Schools in Norfolk are turning to yoga in a bid to bring down exclusion rates. GP practice the Acle...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Timpson review to demand excluded pupils count in schools’ results

A landmark review of exclusions will demand the government revives plans to make schools retain responsibility for the results...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Exclusions: Ofsted will look more closely at ‘repeat’ patterns of suspension

Ofsted will look more closely at whether schools are “repeatedly” suspending or isolating the same pupils, under its new...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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OGAT and isolation rooms: what the data shows

Opponents of isolation rooms claim they disproportionately punish the poorest and most vulnerable pupils. OGAT, one of the trusts...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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‘This is about social mobility’: Academy trust boss defends exclusions record

The boss of an academy trust under the spotlight for high rates of temporary exclusions has insisted strict behaviour...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Trust praised by ministers tops suspensions tables in Ofsted’s areas of concern

An academy trust praised by ministers tops the fixed-term exclusions tables in four authorities that concern Ofsted Exclusions divide...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

Can we get some clear messaging from Ofsted on exclusions?

Ofsted is giving mixed messages to schools about exclusions, and it’s only going to push the problem underground, says...

Mark Lehain
MARK LEHAIN