School Exclusion

This theme explores the topic of learners who are excluded from their learning context.

PINS information booklets for parents and carers on school exclusion

Following the publication of Included, Engaged and Involved: A Positive Approach to Preventing and Managing School Exclusions the new PINS booklets are now available

  • I AM WORRIED MY CHILD MIGHT BE EXCLUDED FROM SCHOOL: This booklet explains what should happen if a child or young person is at risk of being excluded from school. Download PDF doc HERE
  • MY CHILD HAS BEEN EXCLUDED FROM SCHOOL: This leaflet explains what should happen when a child or young person is being, or has been, excluded from school. Download PDF doc HERE

My say - a space for young people to share

All about life issues that make school hard and support that helps. More HERE

Exclusion from school can lead to long-term mental-health problems

Excluding children from school can lead to long-term psychiatric problems and distress a large-scale new study has shown. The research also shows that poor mental health can lead to exclusion. More HERE

Guidance on school exclusion

A key interest for PINS members is school exclusion. Refreshed guidance on preventing and managing school exclusions have been published. More HERE

Teacher empathy reduces student exclusions

When teachers think empathically, and not punitively, about misbehaving students, they cultivate better relationships and help reduce discipline problems. Nore HERE

Growing Up in Scotland: Family and school influences on children’s social and emotional well-being

The project explored possible influences on children’s behavioural and emotional difficulties, and on their subjective well-being. Download PDF HERE

Better Relationships, Better Learning, Better Behaviour

This leaflet outlines summaries the findings of the recent Behaviour in Scottish schools research and outlines new policy guidance in response. It identifies next steps and priority actions to support local authorities, establishments, practitioners and partners to further improve relationships and behaviour within their learning communities. More HERE

Morag Steven, Director of Common Ground Mediation

Talks about additional support needs mediation between families, schools and other education services. Download Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE

Holly Milne, Development Manager of BusinessLab

Talks about supporting families to increase pupil attendance and reduce exclusion. Download Portable Document Format (PDF) HERE