Behaviour management: 'Instead of suspending students, why not ask their parents to join the class?'

In an effort to cut exclusions, a new approach is being trialled in the US – but how effective would it be in this country, asks one teacher.

 

Permanent and temporary exclusions are on the rise across England and Wales. According to data released in December last year, between 2014 and 2015 the figure rose from 267,000 to 302,000. Of these, around 80,000 were due to “persistent disruption”.

 

But what if there was a radical solution to halting this rise?

 

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