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The sad link between pupil homelessness and exclusion

Housing issues are linked to poor pupil behaviour and exclusions, experts warn

Imagine this: you and your father have been made homeless. With nowhere else to go, you end up living in a car. But you still have to go to school every day.

Would you want to be in the classroom? And if you did attend, considering a lack of sleep, food and clean clothes, do you think you’d perform at your full potential? It’s likely you’d act out. Which then could lead to exclusion from mainstream school.

Sadly, this kind of situation is the reality for many young people. Emma Bradshaw, head of The Limes College pupil-referral unit (PRU) in Sutton, South London, told Tes that now more than ...

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