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Internal Exclusion

Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by paul.wheelerslane, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. carrot2208

    carrot2208 New commenter

    I manage Internal Exclusion and have adapted the running over the years so that it remains in line with the ethos of the school. Whilst there is a need to provide a highly disciplined area, it also needs to address the issues that led them there.
    These reasons can be widespread and the 'root of the problem' is the key to overcoming challenges whole school. Internal exclusion requires a collaborative whole school approach to ensure that when a student leaves and returns to mainstream identified areas of concerns are addressed, otherwise it is fruitless. Students in the school I currently work in get no break but do have a lunch in the dining room away from other students. This can be a hot meal. For some this is the only meal they get. Clear structures and expectations are set out and work is usually provided from the unit itself which has a wealth of resources. Group activities are also done at given points in the day working on a SMSC/PSHE are. All students receive a 1:1 session. Follow ups and signposts are made where necessary. Study booths are provided but they do not shield their view which I believe is detrimental to a persons well being. This kind of treatment is akin to prison, and is not necessary. A student needs to learn to work alongside other students in a way that is appropriate and constructive. If this is not being maintained within the environment then there are wider issues that are not student related.
  2. delabuck27

    delabuck27 New commenter

    Carrot2208 i would love to pick your brains in regards to this,.
  3. Jonesygirl

    Jonesygirl New commenter

    We have taken the decision not to run an exclusion room. As a support officer, I work with our young people, in class, 1:1, and in small groups. I mentor and instruct staff in Positive Behaviour Support. My background is in primary and PRU and I use what I have learned in both settings for our young people. I am blessed to work alongside our pastoral and specialist S&L staff. Love it.
  4. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    That's crazy!
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  5. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    I think this is part of the problem.
    With our snazzy interactive entertainment style classes and insistence on group or pair work, we overlook those children who prefer to work quietly. Some in education will tell you that those children are a small minority. I was one of them and have always thought that the minority was bigger than we like to admit - perhaps this post suggests it's actually a majority.

    Go on, read that again: "I don't see how it's a punishment as most people like working in silence " - the children are happy to get out of their regular class and to be allowed to work in peace and quiet.
    How many of them feel like that?
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