TES is reporting that scotland’s falling exclusion rates are not down to a ‘fancy-nancy initiative’ but a change in mindset, says education boss
In Scotland overall, in the 10-year period to 2018-19, there has been a 65 per cent reduction in exclusions.
When it came to temporary exclusions there were 21.6 per 1,000 pupils last year, down from 40 per 1000 pupils in 2010-11.
Ms McKenna, who recently featured in a Tes Scotland podcast, says this change has not come about because of some “fancy-nancy initiative”, but because decisions in schools – and in secondaries in particular – are now made in a more “child-centred way”.
In 2006-07 the most common reason for exclusion in Glasgow was “general or persistent disobedience”.
Read full article here Scottish schools get rid of exclusion ‘reflex’
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