Rescuing A Generation At Risk From Covid and Exclusions

A project at Lyng School In Coventry, which has 50 per cent of its children on free school meals, has shown remarkable success in keeping all its children engaged during the lockdown. Sonia Blandford describes the project and argues that it should be rolled out across the country.

Between 2015/16 and 2016/17, the number of permanent exclusions dramatically increased across state-funded primary, secondary, and special schools by c.15% to 7,720 – around 40 permanent exclusions per day.

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