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Formal and informal exclusion: another voice of concern

Author: Suzanne O’Connell The children’s commissioner for England has added her voice to concerns about the misuse of exclusion, particularly informal exclusion. Anne Longfield told the education select committee about schools that are encouraging children with behaviour difficulties to leave the school before they are formally excluded.

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Wellbeing for secondary school students with SEN

Author: Suzanne O’Connell The DfE has published The Wellbeing of Secondary School Pupils with Special Educational Needs: Research Report, written by Matt Barnes and Eric Harrison. It focuses on the wellbeing of children with SEN at secondary schools and uses a happiness rating scale and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire to arrive at its conclusions.

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