Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Welcoming OCC’s School Exclusions Inquiry Report
We urge the Government to go even further
'Exclusion usually happens because of a child's behaviour. Schools, Academics and Ministers have recognised such behaviour often originates in troubled home lives which spill over into school. We were keen to know how schools exclude, why, using what systems of escalating sanctions, in whose interests, listening to whose evidence, with what consistency of approach and with what results'.
OCC, March 2012
Platform 51 welcomes the Office of the Children's Commissioner [OCC] report 'They never give up on you', published on 19th March, with a focus on exclusions and the impact of this on young people's lives.
From our work with girls and women, we know that some girls drift out of the system through unofficial exclusion or self-exclusion. Under-performing girls can also fare worse in terms of teacher attention in the classroom and we know that their experiences can go under the radar.
We urge the Government to go beyond the OCC's recommendations and look even further into the significant impact of unofficial exclusion on girls.
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