‘Cut off-rolling and exclusions to protect pupil mental health’

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We’re right to be concerned about our young people’s mental health and wellbeing. Not a day passes without headlines in newspapers, online, on the radio or on TV news – a couple of weeks ago there was an editorial, a journal piece and a front-page report on Yvonne Kelly’s UCL research on teenage mental ill-health. If it were the flu, we’d call it a pandemic. So, what’s to do?

There are three powerful influences affecting the mental health of our youngsters: their families and guardians; their schools and colleges; and social media.

In schools, we have the paraphernalia of parental choice and ...

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