“Being excluded should never be at the cost of a child’s education.”
That was the message from education secretary Damian Hinds this week, as he warned that he may legislate to make schools accountable for students who they exclude.
He said: “No matter the obstacles they may face or the backgrounds they’re from, we want our young people to receive an education that fosters ambition and a confidence in their abilities.”
Exclusions have proved to be a thorny issue for schools, ministers and councils alike.
A report published this week showed that providers of alternative provision see it as ...
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