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Tackling disproportionality in school exclusions: The role of the Equality...
Fri 19 May 2017, 13:00 – 16:00 BST
Tackling disproportionality in school exclusions: The role of the Equality Act 2010
DfE statistics continuously show that certain groups are at higher than average risk of exclusion. Boys are three times more likely to be excluded compared to girls. Pupils with special educational needs (SEN) account for just over half of all exclusions. Gypsy/Roma and Irish Travellers pupils have the highest rates of exclusions. Black Caribbean pupils are over three times more likely to be excluded permanently compared to the population as a whole. Pupils claiming free school meals (FSM) are about four times more likely to be excluded. White working class boys are also likely to have higher than average rates of exclusion.
Disproportionality in school exclusions is not a new phenomenon: The groups that are most likely to experience exclusion have not changed. They are likely to come from disadvantaged backgrounds, and have low attainment levels. Exclusion helps to pave their way to the criminal justice system.
Schools have an invaluable role to play in reducing disproportionate outcomes in exclusions. Statutory guidance requires head teachers to consider putting in place extra support to identify and address the needs of pupils from high risk groups in order to reduce their risk of exclusion. The guidance also encourages head teachers to take proactive measures to reduce that risk.
The Equality Act 2010 (The Act) provides a legal basis for schools to address disproportionality in school exclusions without breaching the principle of non-discrimination.
About this training
This training is for head teachers and educators who want to make a difference to the lives and futures of children at risk of exclusion. It will help you understand-
- What the law requires and allows you to do;
- The different types of support you could put in place to achieve sustainable change;
- How to engage with parents and children more effectively to reduce incidents of exclusion,
- What others have done to tackle disproportionality in school exclusions.
What you will learn
- How to use the Equality Act 2010 to advance equality in school exclusions
- About the role of the Public Sector Equality Duty in identifying and tackling disproportionate outcomes
- About a range of different measures to support children at risk of exclusion
- How others have moved forward in this area
Who should attend
Head teachers/principals, governors, academy proprietors, education officials and anyone with an interest in reducing school exclusions.
Friday 19 May 2017
Friday 20 October 2017
1pm - 4pm
To be confirmed
£90 (Early bird booking £72).
How to book
Please contact Esther Maynard on 020 7733 0297 or email: esther (@) cenlive (.) org