House of Commons Education Committee report criticises over-exclusion from schools

House of Commons Education Committee report criticises over-exclusion from schools

Consultant: Steve BarkerDate posted: July 2018

The House of Commons Education Committee has published a report, in July 2018 criticising the increasing use of exclusions by schools. The report, titled Forgotten children: alternative provision and the scandal of ever increasing exclusions identifies many issues relating to pupils who are excluded from school, those internally isolated sometimes referred to as ‘inclusion’, informal exclusions and those pupils identified as being vulnerable to exclusion.
The report concludes that a Bill of Rights for pupils and parents could be the solution to many of what the committee consider to be ‘the over-exclusion of pupils’.

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