Exclusions of schoolgirls on the rise

7th January 2021

All schools should publish exclusion rates and take responsibility for the academic results of excluded children, a leading MP has told The Times.

The number of girls being permanently excluded from schools in England is rising, and violent attacks by children on classmates and teachers continue to rise, along with exclusions for drug and alcohol use.

The “shocking” figures have prompted the creation of an all-party parliamentary group on exclusions, which has criticised the government for failing to implement the recommendations of a review by Edward Timpson, the former children’s minister.

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