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‘I got fed up with my students ending up in prison or dead’: the teacher fighting to end school exclusions
Appalled by the damage of zero-tolerance behaviour policies that see ever more pupils thrown out of class, and often education, Zahra Bei founded a campaign focusing on racial justice

Sally Weale

19, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Why ending school exclusions isn’t easy | Letter
Letter: The only way to reduce exclusions at both primary and secondary level is to ensure earlier diagnosis and more effective interventions for special educational needs, writes Neil Miller


04, May, 2022 @4:40 PM

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Ban permanent exclusions from English primaries, says ex-children’s tsar
Anne Longfield says ‘exclusions culture’ rewards removal of some vulnerable children from school roll

Richard Adams Education editor

28, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Revealed: money for educating excluded children funded Bolton bar owner’s social life
Call for ‘seismic change’ in social care system after Robert McGuinness’s use of funds

Helen Pidd North of England editor

03, Mar, 2022 @5:48 PM

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Black Caribbean girls in England ‘twice as likely to be excluded from schools as white girls’
Data also shows that school exclusions for girls are growing at higher rate than for boys

Aamna Mohdin

23, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Cornwall ‘beach school’ aims to offer hope for vulnerable children
Wave Project charity plans purpose-built facility for Cornish children at risk of being permanently excluded

Steven Morris

14, May, 2021 @2:36 PM

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‘It’s like being in prison’: what’s behind the rise in school exclusions?
Exclusions in English schools have gone from a last resort to the go-to punishment for children who are deemed disruptive or simply don’t fit in. Is there a better way?

John Harris

30, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Drug gangs prey on excluded truants, warns Ofsted chief
Amanda Spielman says pupil referral units in England, while playing a valuable role, must do more to raise attendance

Michael Savage Policy editor

29, Nov, 2020 @9:15 AM

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Discrimination at school: is a Black British history lesson repeating itself?
Steve McQueen’s film Education revisits the 1970s, when many working-class, particularly Black, children were treated as ‘educationally subnormal’ in UK schools. How much has changed?

Lola Okolosie

15, Nov, 2020 @1:00 PM

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'We're always there for them': is the tide turning against zero-tolerance in UK schools?
More teachers are rejecting cruel school culture and opting for ‘trauma-informed’ behaviour management, based on children’s emotional needs

Fiona Millar

10, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Girls 'informally excluded at higher rate than boys' from English schools
Study suggests experiences are invisible as some exclusions not recorded in official statistics

Sally Weale Education correspondent

21, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Thousands of excluded pupils in England have no place to go in September
Teachers say Covid-19 closures have put vulnerable pupils at greater risk of exploitation

Sally Weale Education correspondent

26, Jun, 2020 @7:03 AM

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