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Training to Safeguard the Future: Lowering Exclusion in UK

Exclusion in UK, can training be a step in the right direction?

Year on year, pupil exclusion rates continue to rise, which is a major issue throughout the UK, having impact on current state of Education in the UK but also on future employment figures.

The department for education has provided a guide for describing reasons for exclusions. Future Steps aims to ensure that the children likely to fall into this category are “picked up” on at an earlier point. Educators are working hard to ensure children aren’t lost, however the tools that they need are not always available to them or they have not yet had access to additional training in supporting children who may be susceptible to developing negative behaviours.

 

 

Behaviours Described

  • Persistent disruptive behaviour
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Theft
  • Verbal abuse / threatening behaviour
  • Verbal intimidation

In order to do this Future Steps has developed training courses that help educational professionals to recognise the signs of difficulties, that can later manifest into more excessive negative behaviours. These signs of difficulty could present in children in various ways. We may see difficulties engaging with the curriculum or an inability to engage with their peers. Although for many children this is part of their maturing process, however for others this may be the signs that there is much more going on under the surface. Those who work with these children will already recognise this divide, though maybe unsure on how to tackle their difficulties.

The courses focus on understand why children may be showing signs of difficulties and look at Sensory Processing, specific conditions (e.g. ADHD, ASC), Attachment difficulties, Gross and Fine Motor Development, how they display in the classroom and strategies, advice and guidance to support these vulnerable children and safeguard their future.

If you’re interested in furthering your knowledge, or that of your teams, please be in touch with Future Steps via hello@futurestepsconsultancy.co.uk or give us a call to discuss your needs on 01325 254688

Information Adapted from https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2015-to-2016

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