A young person talks from his experience at school, where once accused of wrongdoing, it is almost impossible to defend yourself The result can ultimately end in exclusion, which to his mind defeats the point... "...basically you can't speak up, you just have to accept the punishment, even if you've done nothing wrong. Like you just have to accept it. [...]
In a discussion held with some young people at a youth club, Freddy from The Childrens Society comments on how schools' use of exclusion only makes the problem worse: Audio: "So with exploitation you can have, like, one of the reasons a child may be sort of misbehaving or acting out, that may be because they're being exploited, and the [...]
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.
".....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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.