Vulnerable pupils are 'dumped'

16th March 2012 at 00:00

Heads and teachers often knowingly "dump" their vulnerable pupils in unsuitable and poor-quality alternative education provision, according to the Westminster government's behaviour adviser. Some schools spend up to pound;500,000 a year sending disruptive pupils elsewhere because they "may simply want the child out of school on any terms", a new report by Charlie Taylor claims.

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