Ban permanent exclusions from English primaries, says ex-children’s tsar
Anne Longfield says ‘exclusions culture’ rewards removal of some vulnerable children from school roll
Read more The report recommends that no school should receive Ofsted ratings of good or outstanding without meeting inclusion targets, while school league tables should include a pupil wellbeing measure alongside exam results.Former Victorian premier Steve Bracks, then Labor leader Bill Shorten and Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, at the unofficial wake for Bob Hawke at the John Curtin Hotel in 2019.Leverage our market expertise Expert insights, analysis and smart data help you cut through the noise to spot trends, risks and opportunities., which have taken a disproportionate toll on Black smokers and other minorities.
“Look behind the headlines of the tragic deaths, acts of serious violence and criminal exploitation of our young people over recent years and so often you see a pattern of children disengaging and falling out of school and into harm,” said Longfield, who stepped down as children’s commissioner in 2021.“Over recent years we have seen the growth of an exclusions culture that perversely rewards removing some vulnerable children from school roll.Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Thu 28 Apr 2022 18.That must not continue.” Longfield said that while exclusions did not automatically result in children becoming involved in crime or serious violence, “we have met so many school leaders, youth workers, social workers, victims and perpetrators of exploitation, parents and children who recounted how school exclusion was a trigger point,” leading to involvement in county lines, gangs or sexual exploitation.31 BST A group of construction unions are set to announce a green ban as part of efforts to protect the historic John Curtin Hotel in Melbourne from redevelopment.“Five teenagers have been murdered in one London borough in the last year, and all of them killed by a teenager who had been excluded from school.The agency has been under legal pressure to issue a decision after anti-smoking and civil rights groups sued the FDA for “unreasonably” delaying action on earlier requests to ban menthol.
Can this really be coincidental?” Longfield said.Opposite Victoria’s Trades Hall in Carlton, the Curtin has long been a popular meeting place for labour movement members and union figures, including former prime minister Bob Hawke.Graphics The report highlights the case of a boy suspended 17 times while in reception class.“A system that has no real accountability for a five-year-old boy being excluded 17 times in a year, or where a vulnerable teenager is out of school for months or even years, is not a system that is working for every child,” Longfield said.Read more More recently, it has cemented its legacy as one of Melbourne’s best live music venues, acting as an important stepping-stone for emerging local and international talent.Department for Education (DfE) statistics show 1,067 primary school pupils were permanently excluded in 2018-19, accounting for 0.02% of all children at state primary schools in England.A seperate application for permanent protection, jointly made by Victoria’s National Trust and Trades Hall in March, is being assessed by Heritage Victoria.Menthol is the only cigarette flavor that was not prohibited under the 2009 law that gave the FDA authority over tobacco products, an exemption negotiated by industry lobbyists.
In state secondary schools more than 6,700 were excluded, or 0.2% of students enrolled.Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning The term was coined in the early 1970s by Jack Mundey of the Builders Labourers Federation, which fought successful campaigns to protect parkland, low-income housing and buildings with historical significance in Melbourne and Sydney.Tom Bennett, the DfE’s behaviour adviser, said: “Permanent exclusions are incredibly rare in primary school – they exclude on average once every 10 years.They are only used when absolutely necessary, to preserve the safety and learning of students.“The National Trust is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with the union movement to protect the Curtin, another beloved cultural institution,” he said.Anyone advocating otherwise, however well meaning, is inadvertently campaigning to endanger children and staff.The Pandemic Widened That Gap “Black folks die disproportionately of heart disease, lung cancer and stroke,” said Phillip Gardiner of the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council.
“Would we insist a child who has been sexually assaulted by another child should have to remain in the school with their abuser? Of course not.Our goal is to ensure that it remains a pub and live music venue, and doesn’t become a facade with a block of apartments behind it.Nor should we expect the school community to be exposed to that threat.” Read more The report also recommends that the higher proportion of children from Black Caribbean backgrounds being excluded should be addressed through new guidance and curriculum content, with the DfE advised to work with school leaders and parents on the treatment of Black children over issues such as adultification.“This is about saving an important gathering place for the future, but it’s also about preserving our city’s heritage,” he said.“The recent abhorrent treatment of Child Q, a teenage girl who was left traumatised after being strip-searched at school by Met police officers while on her period, is a recent shocking example of how adultification can happen in educational settings,” the report notes.Lucy Nethsingha, the deputy chair of the Local Government Association’s children and young people board, said councils shared the commission’s concerns and were looking to the Queen’s speech next month for new legislation.“This green ban sends a clear message from Victorian workers: we will not stand by and let our precious, historic building be destroyed.“If these rules are finalized they become the law of the land and it becomes illegal for menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars to be sold.
Sign up to First Edition, our free daily newsletter – every weekday at 7am BST “Councils want to work with government to make swift changes to legislation to make the education safety net more robust, for the benefit of current and future generations of young people,” Nethsinga said.A DfE spokesperson said suspension and exclusion were “necessary and essential behaviour management tools” for schools.“The City of Melbourne has endorsed interim ‘significant’ heritage protection for The Curtin Hotel, to help ensure it receives the strongest possible level of protection in any redevelopment application,” he said.“Longer term, our recently published [special needs] and alternative provision green paper set out our plans to reform alternative provision, changing the culture and practice of how settings run and best support their pupils,” the DfE said.Topics.” Topics.Read more:
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