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Schools 'offload problem pupils to cut figures for exclusions'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/12/2010

Rachel Williams

"Thousands of badly behaved pupils have been offloaded into further education colleges and other alternative provision by schools under political pressure to reduce permanent exclusions , a thinktank claims today.

"An apparent drop in exclusions is a "statistical illusion" that glosses over the increasing use of off-site provision for pupils who are disruptive or struggle in mainstream classrooms, the authors of the Civitas report write. Such "managed moves" and referrals often constitute effective exclusion but do not show up in official figures, they claim.

"In July, Department for Education (DfE) statistics showed that permanent exclusions in English primary, secondary and special schools fell by more than 19% in 2009 compared with the previous year, dropping from 8,130 to 6,550. In 1997-98, some 12,300 pupils were expelled."

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"Schools 'offload problem pupils to cut figures for exclusions'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2010. Consulté le 20/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/schools-offload-problem-pupils-to-cut-figures-for-exclusions-