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The Difference: Pupil Exclusion and Alternative Provision

Classroom teachers should not be alone and unsupported in making the difference to pupils at risk of exclusion. A new report is out today, launching “The Difference”, a new programme to place mainstream teachers in Alternative Provision where they will receive support and development so they can better support the most vulnerable young people in …

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The alternative should not be inferior: What now for ‘pushed out’ learners?

Statistics released by the Department for Education last month reveal that only one percent of pupils in ‘alternative provision’ and PRUs (pupil referral units) achieved five good GCSEs in 2013-14 (A*-C including English and Maths). Furthermore, of those entered for a GCSE in Maths or English, only one-in-ten achieved a C or above. A new …

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