South Lanarkshire pupils lost over 2000 school days through exclusions

More than 2000 school days were lost by pupils excluded from lessons in South Lanarkshire last year, Daily Record is reporting.

A freedom of information request (FOI) revealed 577 pupils were excluded from schools across the region in the 2018/19 school year for a total of 2217 days.

South Lanarkshire Council have called exclusion “last resort” as pupil’s can “miss out on important educational experiences”.

The council spokesman added: “In South Lanarkshire last year, the number of exclusion incidents per 1000 pupils (21.2) sits favourably against the national rate of 21.6 with 98.7 per cent of learners continuing to be involved in school, which reflects the trend towards looking at alternative options to exclusion.”

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