Strategic Alternatives to Exclusion from School (Paperback)
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Short Description for Strategic Alternatives to Exclusion from School School exclusion damages pupils and is harmful to society. This revised edition updates the original research in three low excluding and five high excluding local authorities that shows how local authorities make permanent exclusions unnecessary. New chapters argue that they can still do so within the legislation of the new coalition government.
- Published: 31 July 2011
- Format: Paperback 148 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781858564999 ISBN 10: 1858564999
- Sales rank: 1,013,280
Full description for Strategic Alternatives to Exclusion from School
This is the revised and updated edition of an original study which showed that local authorities, working collaboratively with their schools and clusters, can dramatically reduce exclusions and make permanent exclusions unnecessary. Through research in three low excluding local authorities and five high excluding local authorities, it shows how this is done. The new chapters are written in response to current directives. The challenges and barriers are recognised but the way forward remains clear. The book fills the ground between school and national government, pointing to the responsibilities and powers that a supportive, challenging and conciliatory local authority has in respect of the education of all children, under whatever government administration. Carl Parsons sets out an agenda for action which is about enlisting full support from local authority counsellors and officers, building a shared commitment with schools, broadening what schools are able to offer, developing managed moves as a conciliatory and non punitive response, generating more alternative provision and developing multiagency working, with greater involvement of the voluntary sector. This is a book for everyone involved in managing the education of behaviourally challenging children and young people. It is of particular relevance to those working at the level of strategy and operation in local authority Children's Services departments and to managers in schools. Other services which receive school rejects will find the debates about appropriate provision helpful to their work.