Systematically wrong if schools are breaking the exclusions law - Twigg

19 March 2012

Stephen TwiggStephen Twigg MP, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, said:

"No child, however challenging, should be left behind. There is something systematically wrong if schools are breaking the exclusions law in this way. This is often at the expense of poor, black or special needs children.

"The Children's Commissioner has done some of our most vulnerable children a service in exposing the 'ghosting' of pupils from school to school and unrecorded exclusions. The Government and Ofsted need to take robust action to address her recommendations and ensure our schools do not fail challenging children."