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School exclusions: finding alternative cures for behavioural ills

By guest blogger, Helen Aston, Research Director

Last week the Department for Education (DfE) released the 2011/12 school exclusion figures – you may have seen some of the headlines, particularly in relation to the increase in exclusions from primary schools. But what lies behind these figures is, perhaps, more significant; why some children get excluded, and what schools are doing to tackle their behaviour. Continue reading