No headteacher goes into the job to remove a pupil from school - and no headteacher takes the decision to do so lightly. Schools will typically have gone through a number of sanctions before exclusion is considered, taking into account the welfare of other pupils in the classroom.
It is against the law to remove pupils on the basis of academic results – any school that does it is breaking the law.
Today, Monday 1 April, the Home Secretary has launched a consultation to ensure public bodies, including hospitals and schools, raise concerns about children at risk of becoming involved in knife crime.
Today’s Education in the Media blog addresses the Times’ investigation into unlawful exclusions in schools.
Today’s Education in the media blog looks at the BBC’s piece on grammar schools, the National Education Union’s press release on holiday hunger, and responds to Robert Halfon’s latest comments on school exclusions.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the publication of the Education Policy Institute’s (EPI) annual report on the state of education in England, as well as the Education Select Committee’s (ESC) report on Alternative Provision.
Today’s Education in the media blog looks at the latest exclusion statistics and an NAO report on the sale of the student loan book.
Today’s blog looks at Minister Gibb’s comments at the Education Select Committee on Alternative Provisions.