Special Needs

Exclusions – The Uncomfortable Truth

Exclusions are increasing in number, meaning that more and more students are unable to work within the current system. Sonia Blandford reports on a programme at Lyng Hall School that is turning circumstances around for students at risk of exclusion, implementing interventions that work.
Teacher observing pupils while they work

The rise in the number of school exclusions should be a key area of concern for us all. Between 2015/16 and 2016/17, the number of permanent exclusions across all state-funded primary, secondary, and special schools increased by around 15 per cent to 7,720—this average means there are around 40 permanent exclusions per day. 

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