The School Exclusion Project

Recent Post by The School Exclusion Project

The detrimental effect exclusion has on children from Black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds.

Guest post by Communities Empowerment Network.

SEP shortlisted for Law Works Pro Bono Award!

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2015 Law Works and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Award for “Best Contribution by a Team of Students”. We thank all our brilliant student representatives at City Law School who helped make this possible. The award finals will be held at the House of Commons on…

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Radio 4: The Strange Case of the Salted Snack

One of the School Exclusion Project’s Directors, Jodie Drummond, represented the parents of Riley, a 6-year-old boy who was excluded from school last year because of mini cheddars in his lunchbox. In this week’s Radio 4 Law in Action podcast, Joshua Rozenburg meets with Riley and his parents to discuss the case. Rachel Knowles from Just For Kids…

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Exclusion: Re-writing the narrative.

“A 15 year old. History of behaviour problems. An incident with a blade.” The above tagline would cause most of us to make similar assumptions. I know that when I received this case I expected to hear about an aggressive young offender who brought a knife into school and attacked another pupil. I expected to…

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Media Trends in School Exclusions

Media coverage of schools exclusions can directly and significantly contribute to the actions of individual schools and the formation of public opinion surrounding exclusions. Less quantifiably, but no less importantly, it appears to inform policy decisions surrounding the laws and guidances relating to exclusions. more media outlets are choosing to write about the phenomenon of…

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