How I...get parents to help reintegrate excluded pupils

Returning to the classroom after a period of enforced absence can be tough on students and their families, so Brenda McHugh established parent support groups to boost communication between home and school, and encourage their child’s re-engagement with learning

Reintegrating excluded pupils

When we talk about exclusions and schools, the debate often becomes gridlocked about whether we should continue to allow exclusions or seek out alternatives.

But how often do we talk about what happens when students on fixed-term exclusions return to school? What do we know about the best ways to help them reintegrate?

This is something that Brenda McHugh and her colleagues at Pears Family School think we need to talk about more. Her school, an alternative provision (AP) in London for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, has been involved in a pilot programme that trains ...

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