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A ROSE by any other name would smell as sweet. Northamptonshire County Council is taking action to remove the stigma of sending excluded children to pupil-referral units.

From January, its PRUs will be PRUs no more, but will be known by a new name - "complementary education centres" or CECs. This, th county says, will "reflect their future roles - complementing and supporting mainstream schools in meeting challenging behaviour, and providing complementary education where a young person is at risk or is excluded from school".

And if that fails, you can always call them something else.

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