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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government who is legally responsible for a pupil's education when they are off-rolled. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15415 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answer text <p>Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 states that it is the duty of parents to secure education of children of compulsory school age. The child must receive an efficient full-time education suitable to his age, ability, aptitude and any special needs he may have, by regular attendance at school or otherwise.</p><p>Local authorities have no statutory duties in relation to monitoring the quality of home education on a routine basis. Under section 437(1) of the Act local authorities must intervene if it appears that parents are not providing a suitable education. If a local authority is not satisfied that the education being provided is suitable, they should serve a school attendance order. If the parent requests the local authority to revoke the order because the parent believes they have arranged education that would be suitable, and the authority refuses, the parent has a right under section 442 to ask the Secretary of State for Education to decide the issue.</p><p>The law is clear that a pupil’s name can only be deleted from the admission register on the grounds prescribed in regulation 8 of the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, as amended.</p><p>Pupils leave school rolls for many reasons including permanent exclusion, moving to another school, or changes of circumstances (as when a pupil moves to a new area). All schools must notify the local authority when a pupil’s name is to be deleted from the admission register.</p><p>Statutory guidance on exclusions is also clear that ‘informal’ or ‘unofficial’ exclusions are unlawful, regardless of whether they occur with the agreement of parents or carers. Any exclusion of a pupil, even for short periods of time, must be formally recorded.</p><p>Local authorities have a duty to make arrangements to establish the identities of children of compulsory school age in their area who are not registered pupils at a school and are not receiving suitable education otherwise.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-10T12:33:56.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T12:33:56.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1123312
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce "off-rolling" of Year 11 pupils from school rolls; and whether such pupils should still be included in school performance tables. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15368 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Pupils leave school rolls for many reasons including: permanent exclusion, moving to another school, or changes of circumstances (such as when a pupil moves to a new area). All schools must notify the local authority when a pupil’s name is to be deleted from the admission register. There is no legal definition of ‘off-rolling’. However, the law is clear that a pupil’s name can only be deleted from the admission register on the grounds prescribed in regulation 8 of the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, as amended.</p><p> </p><p>Statutory guidance on exclusions is also clear that ‘informal’ or ‘unofficial’ exclusions are unlawful, regardless of whether they occur with the agreement of parents or carers. Any exclusion of a pupil, even for short periods of time, must be formally recorded.</p><p> </p><p>Following media coverage of inappropriate off-rolling last summer, the department wrote to all secondary schools, reminding them of the rules surrounding exclusion.</p><p> </p><p>Ofsted has recently consulted on proposals that will see inspectors paying particular attention to signs of off-rolling, and if it is found, reflecting this in the school’s inspection judgement. Ofsted will publish the outcome of its consultation in due course.</p><p> </p><p>In March 2018, the government launched an externally-led review of exclusions practice, led by Edward Timpson CBE. The review is exploring how head teachers use exclusion, and why pupils with particular characteristics are more likely to be excluded from school. It is also considering the differences in exclusion rates across primary and secondary schools in England.</p><p> </p><p>The Timpson review and the government’s response were published on 7 May. The review makes 30 recommendations and highlights variation in exclusions practice across different schools, local authorities and certain groups of children. The government agrees with all 30 recommendation in principle and will be taking forward an ambitious response which respects headteachers’ powers to use exclusion, while equipping schools to support children at risk of exclusion.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T14:26:57.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T14:26:57.547Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1092457
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of children who were off-rolled from school rolls between January 2016 and January 2017; and what action they intend to take to prevent schools treating vulnerable students in this way. more like this
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Baroness Stroud more like this
star this property uin HL14712 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of pupils’ names deleted from schools’ admissions registers is not held centrally.</p><p>In 2016 the department amended the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, placing a duty on all schools to notify the local authority whenever a pupil’s name is added to or deleted from the admission register and to provide the authority with relevant information. The aim of this change was to protect vulnerable children at risk of harm, exploitation or extremism and going missing from education. Evidence of non-compliance can lead to a school inspection. In addition, local authorities should trace those children and ensure that they receive full-time education.</p><p>The department is in the process of reviewing these regulations and a report setting out the conclusions of that review will be published later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL14713 more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T12:09:57.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T12:09:57.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stroud more like this
1092458
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the educational impact on children of removing them from school rolls between January 2016 and January 2017, in particular on those who (1) have special educational need or disabilities, and (2) receive free school meals. more like this
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Baroness Stroud more like this
star this property uin HL14713 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of pupils’ names deleted from schools’ admissions registers is not held centrally.</p><p>In 2016 the department amended the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, placing a duty on all schools to notify the local authority whenever a pupil’s name is added to or deleted from the admission register and to provide the authority with relevant information. The aim of this change was to protect vulnerable children at risk of harm, exploitation or extremism and going missing from education. Evidence of non-compliance can lead to a school inspection. In addition, local authorities should trace those children and ensure that they receive full-time education.</p><p>The department is in the process of reviewing these regulations and a report setting out the conclusions of that review will be published later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL14712 more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T12:09:57.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T12:09:57.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4546
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stroud more like this
1064225
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the age of the youngest child to be excluded from school in England. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
star this property uin HL13871 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-01more like thismore than 2019-03-01
star this property answer text <p>Good behaviour in schools is essential to ensure that all pupils can benefit from the opportunities provided by education. We trust headteachers to set and enforce good standards of behaviour in schools. No headteacher takes excluding a child lightly, and any exclusion is based on evidence of that child’s behaviour.</p><p>The youngest children with permanent exclusions from state-funded primary, state-funded secondary and special schools in England were aged 4 in 2016/17.</p><p>As part of their approach, all schools are required by law to have a behaviour policy which outlines measures to encourage good behaviour and prevent all forms of bullying amongst pupils. The policy should set out the behaviour expected of pupils; the sanctions that will be imposed for misbehaviour; and rewards for good behaviour. This should be communicated to all pupils, school staff and parents. There are no rules about the age at which pupils can be excluded. The department supports a headteacher’s use of exclusion where it is warranted, regardless of the age of the pupil.</p><p>Data used to derive published exclusion statistics are collected via the school census and covers those settings in scope of the statutory guidance on exclusions. Data does not cover independent schools, sixth form colleges or further education colleges, all of which have separate exclusion procedures.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-01T12:44:51.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-01T12:44:51.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
1064226
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children, broken down by age, were excluded from school in the last complete academic year. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
star this property uin HL13872 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>Table 1, attached, taken from the National Tables of the National Statistics release ‘Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England 2016 to 2017,’ includes information on permanent and fixed period exclusions by age. Table 2, attached, shows the numbers of permanent and fixed period exclusions, broken down by age, for the academic years 2011/12 to 2016/17.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL13872_Table_1_Permanent_and_fixed-period_exclusions_2016-17.xls more like this
star this property title HL13872_Table_1_exclusions_2016/17 more like this
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star this property file name HL13872_Table_2_Permanent_and_fixed_period_exclusions_2011-12_to_2016-17 .xls more like this
star this property title HL13872_Table_2_exclusions_2011/12_to_2016/17 more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T17:50:35.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T17:50:35.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce the number of children being excluded from schools. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
star this property uin HL13697 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The department supports head teachers in using exclusion where it is warranted.</p><p> </p><p>In March 2018, the government launched an externally led review of exclusions practice, led by Edward Timpson CBE. The review is exploring how head teachers use exclusion, and why pupils with particular characteristics are more likely to be excluded from school. It is also considering the differences in exclusion rates across primary and secondary schools in England.</p><p>The review will report in early 2019. The full terms of reference for the review can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-exclusions-review-terms-of-reference" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-exclusions-review-terms-of-reference</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T14:56:51.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T14:56:51.587Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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2079
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
1060922
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that children who are excluded from schools continue to receive a focused and thorough education. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
star this property uin HL13698 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>It is the duty of the schools to arrange for the provision of suitable full time education from the sixth day of a fixed period exclusion. Local authorities are responsible for arranging suitable full time education for permanently excluded pupils, which must begin no later than the sixth day of the exclusion.</p><p> </p><p>Alternative Provision (AP) is the system in place to educate pupils of compulsory school age who would not otherwise receive a suitable education. The government is taking forward a programme of reform to AP. This includes a £4 million Alternative Provision Innovation Fund with 9 projects underway to improve outcomes for children in AP.</p><p> </p><p>Edward Timpson CBE is leading a review of exclusions, which will consider how schools use exclusion and in particular why some groups of children are more likely to be excluded from school. The review will report in due course. The full terms of reference for the review can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-exclusions-review-terms-of-reference" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-exclusions-review-terms-of-reference</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T14:55:12.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T14:55:12.07Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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2079
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
1050822
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of pupils being suspended from schools for breaching drugs and alcohol rules; what assessment they have made of whether that number has increased since 2010; and if so, what measures they plan to put in place to decrease that number. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL13243 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>In 2009/10 there were 370 permanent exclusions categorised with the main reason being recorded as ‘drug and alcohol related’, compared to 565 in 2016/17.</p><p>There were 8,765 fixed period exclusions in 2009/10 with the main reason of “drug and alcohol related”, compared to 9,075 in 2016/17.</p><p>Schools have a statutory power to search for and confiscate prohibited items such as alcohol, and illegal drugs. Where they find other substances, which are not controlled drugs but a teacher believes them to be harmful or detrimental to good order and discipline, these can also be confiscated.</p><p>The department has produced the attached advice for schools which makes it clear that school staff can search pupils or their possessions, without consent where there are reasonable grounds to do so. If a pupil refuses to be searched, the school may bar them from the premises.</p><p>Ultimately, we support head teachers in using exclusion where this is warranted. It is equally important that the obligations on schools are clear and well understood, to ensure that any exclusion is lawful, reasonable and fair.</p><p>The process that head teachers must follow is set out in statutory guidance, which is attached.</p><p>In March 2018, the government launched an externally led review of exclusions practice, led by Edward Timpson CBE. The review is exploring how head teachers use exclusion, and why pupils with particular characteristics are more likely to be excluded from school. It is also considering the differences in exclusion rates across primary and secondary schools in England.</p><p>The review will report in early 2019. The full terms of reference for the review can be found attached.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name Searching_screening_and_confiscation.pdf more like this
star this property title Searching_Screening_Confiscation more like this
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star this property file name Exclusion_Statutory_Guidance.pdf more like this
star this property title Exclusion_Statutory_Guidance more like this
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star this property file name Review_of_School_Exclusion_Terms_of_Reference.pdf more like this
star this property title Review_of_School_Exclusion_Terms_of_Reference more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T14:58:05.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T14:58:05.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of children excluded from school for racist bullying in England and Wales in the last year; and what assessment they have made of the implications of such bullying and exclusions for social and community cohesion. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL11980 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The most recent data from academic year 2016/2017 show that there were 25 permanent exclusions (0.3% of all permanent exclusions) and 4,565 fixed period exclusions (1.2% of all fixed period exclusions) recorded with the reason of ‘racist abuse’. This includes derogatory racist statements, racist bullying, racist graffiti, racist taunting and harassment and swearing that can be attributed to racist characteristics. The data can be sourced from the National Tables spreadsheet (table 4), published at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017</a></p><p>Racism has no place in our schools and any incident is unacceptable. The department supports head teachers using exclusion where it is warranted.</p><p>The government want to make sure that all children learn the values that underpin our society – including fairness, tolerance and respect. These values help knit our communities together, which is why education is at the heart of the government’s integration strategy. All state funded schools have a legal obligation to promote community cohesion.</p><p>The government has committed to providing over £2.8 million of funding from September 2016 to March 2020 to four anti-bullying organisations to support schools to tackle bullying. This includes the Anne Frank Trust, which we are funding to develop and deliver their ‘free to be’ debate programme. The programme encourages young people to think about the importance of tackling prejudice, discrimination and bullying.</p><p>In November 2018, the department published the attached 'Respectful School Communities' publication, a self-review and sign-posting tool to support schools to develop a whole-school approach which promotes respect and discipline. This can combat bullying, harassment and prejudice of any kind.</p><p>In March 2018, the government launched an externally led review of exclusions practice, chaired by Edward Timpson CBE. The review is exploring how head teachers use exclusion, and why pupils with particular characteristics are more likely to be excluded from school. It is also considering the differences in exclusion rates across primary and secondary schools in England.</p><p>The full terms of reference for the review are attached.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL11980_Respectful_School_Communities_publication_attachment.pdf more like this
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star this property file name A_Review_of_School_Exclusion-terms_of_reference_HL11980-attachment_2.pdf more like this
star this property title A_Review_of_School_Exclusion-terms_of_reference_HL more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T16:44:32.18Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T16:44:32.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this