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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
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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 question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken against those schools who are illegally off-rolling their pupils. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The department is clear that off-rolling is unacceptable, and whilst the department believes this practice is relatively rare, the government is committed to continue working with Ofsted to define and tackle the practice of off-rolling.</p><p> </p><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>Following media coverage of off-rolling in 2017, the department wrote to all secondary schools, reminding them of the rules surrounding exclusion.</p><p> </p><p>Ofsted already considers records of children taken off roll and has also recently consulted on proposals that will see a strengthened focus on this issue. It has proposed that where inspectors find off-rolling, this will always be addressed in the inspection report, and where appropriate will lead to a school’s leadership being judged inadequate. Ofsted will publish the outcome of its consultation soon.</p><p> </p><p>In March 2018, the government launched an externally-led review of exclusions practice, led by Edward Timpson CBE. The review explored how head teachers use exclusion, and why pupils with particular characteristics are more likely to be excluded from school. It has also considered 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 the department has committed to working with education leaders over the summer to design a consultation on making schools accountable for the outcomes for permanently excluded children, to be launched in the autumn. Among other things, the department will seek views on how to mitigate the potential unintended consequences Edward Timpson has identified in his review, including how to tackle the practice of off-rolling.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:03:54.157Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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