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Students stage underground poster campaign against school exclusions

An anonymous group of south London students have chosen GCSE results day to stage a protest about school exclusions,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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More exclusions are definitely NOT the answer

Jules Daulby hits back against the claim that the number of pupils being excluded from mainstream schools might be...

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JULES DAULBY
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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
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Exam stress ‘isn’t new’, and two other things we learned from ministers at education questions

MPs grilled education secretary Damian Hinds at the House of Commons this afternoon, alongside the children’s minister Nadhim Zahawi,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

How can we improve outcomes for excluded pupils?

Fifteen years ago I met a vicar in a bar in Oxford who had spent 20 years working in...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

Permanent exclusion is the punishment of last resort, but it’s sometimes necessary

Even with an inclusive approach and a clear behaviour policy, permanent exclusion is sometimes necessary to protect staff or...

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Expert Contributor
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Are zero tolerance behaviour policies legal?

With the parliamentary education committee considering exclusions at present, barrister Russell Holland explains schools’ legal liabilities The education select...

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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