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7 May 2019 New exclusions guidance expected following Timpson Review

The long-awaited review on exclusions undertaken by Edward Timpson has been published.

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11 March 2019 13 years for first FGM conviction

The first conviction of female genital mutilation (FGM) has resulted in a 13 year jail sentence for the child’s mother.

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4 March 2019 Link between exclusions and knife-crime?

Recent press coverage of an increase in knife attacks has raised concerns over what can be done to tackle what is fast becoming a national crisis.

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19 October 2017 Unofficial exclusions for SEND pupils

A newly published Ofsted report on special educational needs and disability (SEND) inspections has found that an “alarming number” of parents have said that schools have asked them to take their children home as a way of coping with their needs.

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4 September 2017 New Statutory Exclusions Guidance now in force

The revised statutory guidance on exclusions is now in force and is applicable for all exclusions issued after 1 September 2017.

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21 August 2017 Research on excluded pupils highlights link with mental health

New research has found that poor mental health can lead to exclusion and that excluding children from school can lead to long-term psychiatric problems.

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14 December 2016 Survey finds increase in number of applications for authorised absence

The latest annual survey of school leaders carried out by Browne Jacobson and ASCL has found that 31% of school leaders have reported an increase in the number of applications for term time absences since the Platt v Isle of Wight case.

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14 December 2016 Schools successfully implementing the Prevent Duty

The Browne Jacobson and ASCL School Leaders’ Survey 2016 has found that more than three-quarters of school leaders (78%) have experienced no significant difficulties in implementing the Prevent Duty.

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13 December 2016 Targets on teaching foreign languages unattainable

The Browne Jacobson and ASCL School Leaders’ Survey 2016 has found that only one in five (20%) of school leaders believe they will be able to deliver on the government’s target of getting 90% of pupils to take a foreign language to GCSE level over a four year period.

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1 November 2016 Supporting LGBTQ pupils in schools / are you an ‘accepting school’?

The TES reports that a leading academic has advised that clamping down on bullying is not enough to enable LGBTQ pupils to thrive and that schools need to do more.

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