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Girls 'informally excluded at higher rate than boys' from English schools

Discussion in 'Education news' started by aypi, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

    alex_teccy and nomad like this.
  2. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    This is about truants, not exclusions. There is no such thing as an informal exclusion !. By definition an exclusion is a decision made by staff/governors to keep a pupil away from school.
    WB, alex_teccy and nomad like this.
  3. install

    install Star commenter

    It’s a bit of a dud anyway. The research only covers 2 areas.
  4. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Star commenter

    Perhaps it’s a problem with the terminology. “Exclusion” is a weasel-word introduced in order to avoid the perjorative connotations of the word “Expelled”.
    So it’s possible to imagine a situation where students are “informally excluded” but impossible to imagine one where they are “informally expelled”.
  5. Bobbbs

    Bobbbs Occasional commenter

    Utter nonsense. Boys are excluded far more, but that can't possibly be the headline. Have to make a conspiracy about "informal exclusions".

    Reality is that girls tend to just stop coming, whereas boys lose the plot and get excluded. It's much harder to deal with the former, as the attendance officer's workload goes through the roof.
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  6. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I didn't read the article as being about self exclusion. I read it as"why don't you do the rest of your GCSE prep from home?"
  7. SparkMaths

    SparkMaths Occasional commenter

    I had that happen to one of my students a few years ago, he was very disruptive but we were making some slow progress towards him doing better, I had nothing to do with the decision.

    So he vanished in Janurary for "early study leave" and reappeared for a weekend revision session just before the Maths exam. He had forgotten everything so I doubt that he passed, I was supply so moved on to another school.
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  8. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Star commenter

    Yeah I wish I could double like this post.

    The progressive narrative cannot handle the existence of inequalities outside of a paradigm where boys are doing worse.
  9. BillyBobJoe

    BillyBobJoe Lead commenter

    I've certainly seen it happen, but the student in question was male in that instance.

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