Exclusion – what is it good for (again?)

Exclusion – what is it good for (again?)

Exclusion is a dark corner of educational practice. It’s been frequently in the news this year because supposedly high-performing schools across the country are gaming the system by excluding students who don’t jump the performance bar. One Select Committee report “Forgotten children; alternative provision and the scandal of ever increasing exclusions” shines a bright light on what’s going wrong and another Committee “The Government’s  Green […]

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Internal units are dumping grounds? Evidence of the need for change and for …. evidence

Internal units are dumping grounds? Evidence of the need for change and for …. evidence

‘Dumping grounds’ Under this headline Martin George, (6th February 2018 TES) summarised evidence presented to The Commons Education Select Committee at the second evidence session for its inquiry into alternative provision. In brief; *Internal exclusion units in schools can be misused. Professor Gillies gave evidence of units governed by school policy that specified a four to six week intervention period where students may be retained for long […]

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Feb 9 2018 Conference: Solution Focused Practice in Statutory Contexts

  Essex County Council Childrens Social Care Academy & the Divisional Based Intervention Service This first of its kind conference is being held in Colchester, Essex On Friday 9th February 2018 from 09.30am – 4.30pm The aim of the conference is to: ð  Share good practice and positive outcomes using Solution Focused Practice ð  Promote use of Solution Focused Practice in a range of contexts […]

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