Off-rolling casts students adrift

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Ofsted’s annual report revealed that nearly 10,000 pupils had disappeared from the school system as a result of illegal “off-rolling”. It’s an issue that has been widely discussed in the sector over the past year. Here, two behaviour experts give their take on the report and what should happen next.

‘We’ve been complicit in letting it get this bad’

Calling “off-rolling” informal exclusion is like describing a root canal treatment as a dental tissue massage. Let’s not beat around the bush here: off-rolling has been going on for ages in plain sight and no one has done a bloody thing about it.


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