According to The Telegraph, Church of England schools have been urged not to expel pupils, as it recognises the link between permanent exclusions and a rise in youth violence.
Following a debate at the General Synod in York, the Church said on Saturday morning that it plans to be “proactive” and explore alternative arrangements for children who may ordinarily be removed from mainstream education.
It comes amid wider concerns from Ministers at the Department for Education and Ofsted inspectors, who are increasingly worried that some teachers simply use exclusion to “off-roll” students who might push a school further down the league tables.
“We want schools to take action. Research in Southwark last year looked through at how schools minimise the use of exclusions by other means,” said Reverend Canon Rosemarie Mallett.
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