Exclusion Doesn’t Work

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 [...]

2022-08-18T23:14:44+01:00August 18th, 2022|

It’s not you don’t fit the system…. the system doesn’t fit you

A young person talks with a representative from the Children's Society about how his ADHD wasn't recognised at school for years.  This is a common problem which schools need to be identified more quickly. Too many children are slipping through the system undiagnosed. audio text: "Yeah I used to be in detention for like fidgeting and stuff, stuff like that. [...]

2022-08-18T01:20:30+01:00August 18th, 2022|

Sometimes School’s an Escape

Sherifa explains how she thinks some schools are often failing students, because they are too focused on their own agenda or their reputation: "I do think that with schools everyone has their own agenda so they are focused on getting really good results now, a lot of the time, so they're not so focused on the emotional side of things [...]

2022-08-22T23:26:21+01:00August 16th, 2022|

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|

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|
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