Exclusion/Attendance

PINS information booklets for parents and carers on school exclusion

Following the publication of refreshed guidance on school exclusions these PINS booklets are 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.
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  • My child has been excluded from school: This booklet explains what should happen when a child or young person is being, or has been, excluded from school.
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Included, Engaged and Involved Part 2: A Positive Approach to Preventing and Managing School Exclusions

Exclusion should only be used as a last resort.The overarching aim of this guidance is to support schools, communities and their partners to keep all children and young people fully included, engaged and involved in their education.
https://www.gov.scot/publications/included-engaged-involved-part-2-positive-approach-preventing-managing-school/

Included, Engaged and Involved Part 1: A Positive Approach to the Promotion and Management of Attendance in Scottish Schools

Guidance to education authorities on the promotion of good attendance and the management of attendance.
https://www.gov.scot/publications/included-engaged-involved-part-1-positive-approach-promotion-management-attendance-scottish-schools/



PINS information booklet for parents and carers on school attendance

Following the publication of refreshed guidance on school attendance this PINS booklet is available. The booklet explains parental responsibilities when it comes to a child’s attendance at school; also explaining what responsibilities the child’s school and local education authority have in making sure every child is happy, safe and doing their best at school.
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Teacher empathy reduces student exclusions

When teachers think empathically, and not punitively, about misbehaving students, they cultivate better relationships and help reduce discipline problems.
https://news.stanford.edu/2016/04/26/teacher-empathy-reduces-student-suspensions-stanford-research-shows/

How to Respond When a Student Acts Out

Disciplining a child when they’re in the middle of an emotional outburst isn’t effective. Try these strategies instead.

https://youtu.be/Jm5knZzeaWU