How going to a PRU (Pupil Referral Unit) can strengthen negative mindsets

Rose, a young person campaigning against school exclusions points out that young people who are sent to a PRU often feel labelled and once put on record as having attended a PRU may feel that it is already too late.

2022-02-04T07:23:29+00:00February 3rd, 2022|

“It’s Easy for a School to Wash their Hands…”

".....of a child that they were finding difficult" Joseph Duncan of Youth Futures comments on how schools are keen to get rid of what they see as a problem, but the child is left out of the equaation, without being given the opportunity or space to work out what it is that they need. This is part of a longer [...]

2022-01-30T22:46:38+00:00January 30th, 2022|

Exclusion – A Vicious Circle

Doreen from Elevated Minds talks about how exclusion from schools can be a self-perpetuating problem because of parents' own negative experiences with education. How do you move forwards from this situation? Rose, a young person from the Schools Exclusions Campaign, run by 'Just for Kids', recounts her experience on a panel where she listened to account after account where children [...]

2022-01-30T21:18:54+00:00January 25th, 2022|

Exclusion – Parents Often the Last to Know

Doreen from Elevated Minds talks about how parents are often the last people to know if a child is facing exclusion. This raises some important questions: Why? Shouldn't schools be working with parents to help deal with problems before they get to this stage? Are schools just trying to wash their hands of 'troublesome' student? Are schools failing children in [...]

2022-01-22T10:33:15+00:00January 22nd, 2022|

Donya – Look at People from a Positive Viewpoint

Donya talks about how young people are often stereotyped or labelled and young people often feel judged by society, teachers, etc. She says it is far more positive and better to say, "What are your strengths?" and look at people from that perspective. 

2022-01-14T20:48:58+00:00January 10th, 2022|
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